Journal of thermal analysis

, Volume 46, Issue 5, pp 1271–1282 | Cite as

Non-isothermal kinetics of CrO3 decomposition pathways in air

  • Nasr E. Fouad


The course of the non-isothermal decomposition of CrO3 in air was explored kinetically, by using a number of widely accepted methods. The credibility of the values obtained from a given kinetic parameter (the reaction order, the activation energy and the frequency factor) was justified on the grounds of (i) a multiple correlation coefficient, and (ii) the merits and demerits of the method adopted. The results obtained may help towards a characterization of the non-isothermal conditions under which the encountered decomposition events and products could be resolved. The study was motivated by the results of previous physicochemical characterization studies [1, 2], in which catalytically important intermediates CrOx(3<x<6) were structurally identified.


CrO3 kinetics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nasr E. Fouad
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  1. 1.Chemistry Department, Faculty of ScienceMinia UniversityEl-MiniaEgypt

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