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Thermal decomposition of sodium azide

Verneker, VR Pai and Mohan, V Krishna (1977) Thermal decomposition of sodium azide. In: Thermochimica Acta, 21 (3). pp. 375-380.

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Abstract

The thermal decomposition of sodium azide has been investigated in the temperature range 240–365°C. Three values for the activation energy, 37.0, 59.0 and 14 kcal mol−1 have been obtained depending on the temperature range of study. The mechanism of decomposition seems to involve excited azide ions (through internal conversion) and excitations. The activation energy of 14 kcal mol−1 appears to be associated with the promotion of electron in the presence of sodium metal.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Depositing User: Paramesha S
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2010 07:00
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:49
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/24165

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