Thermal Decomposition of Solids and Melts

New Thermochemical Approach to the Mechanism, Kinetics and Methodology

  • Boris V. L'vov

Part of the Hot Topics in Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry book series (HTTC, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Thermal Decomposition: Basic Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Pages 3-10
    3. Pages 51-61
  3. Interpretation and Quantitative Analysis of the Effects and Phenomena Accompanying Thermal Decomposition

  4. Thermal Decomposition of Individual Substances

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 233-246

About this book


Thermal Decomposition of Solids and Melts describes the results of investigations into the mechanisms and kinetics involved in the thermal decomposition of solid and liquid substances via thermochemical analysis (TA). The main features of these thermal decomposition reactions are explained within and the observed anomalies are interpreted. New methods of TA measurement and calculation have been developed, which permit the precision and accuracy of determination of kinetic parameters to be increased substantially. Reliable kinetic characteristics have been obtained and the decomposition mechanisms for several substances have been interpreted. These include different classes of compounds:

  • crystalline hydrates
  • oxides
  • hydroxides
  • nitrides
  • azides
  • nitrates
  • sulfates
  • carbonates
  • oxalates

This book is intended for advanced undergraduates, researchers, and technologists working in the fields of engineering, metallurgy, chemistry, and material science.


Congruent Dissociative Vaporisation Decomposition Mechanism and Kinetics Enthalpy Langmuir Vaporisation Equations Thermochemical Approach Third-law Method crystal liquid modeling

Authors and affiliations

  • Boris V. L'vov
    • 1
  1. 1.St. Petersburg State Polytechnic UniversityRussian Federation

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