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By W.G. Frankenburg, V.I. Komarewsky, E.K. Rideal (Eds.)

(from preface)The use of heterogeneous catalysts as a device within the laboratory, in preparative chemistry, and in huge scale business creation has elevated past any expectancies over the past 3 decades.Catalytic techniques this day dominate the creation of sulfuric acid, ammonia, methanol, and plenty of different business items. The cracking of mineral oils, the hydrogenation, transformation, and synthesis of hydrocarbons are just about all established round catalytic conversions performed with many alternative catalysts together with a few of hugely particular motion. Many extra catalyzed reactions are being performed in batch tactics and in non-stop operations, in heterogeneous and in homogeneous systems...

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1 25 GI.. 15. ivespots on nickcl surfacc. tention should be directed to the horizontal lines for 273" K. indicating immediate coverage arid coverage after long contact. These are different. This arises firstly from the magnitude of the activation energies, CATALYBT SURFACES FOR CHEMIBORPTION 21 the areas of lowest activation energy being first covered. On standing, however, gas molecules are desorbed and readsorbed by unoccupied centers of higher heats of adsorption. It is in this fashion that Eucken and Hunsmann reach an explanation for an observed heat evolution in the calorimetric measurements after the adsorption of gas is complete.

In the tcmperaturc range 383 t o 457” K. no such uniformity was observed. For example, if the amounts adsorbed with time a t 405 and 427” K. 5 kcal. 5 cc. Similar results can be drawn from the earlier measurements of Kohlschutter (17). As Burwell and Taylor observed, “the data as a whole appear to reveal (a) at higher temperatures, an activated adsorption with an activation energy and a pressure effect nearly independent of the amount of hydrogen adsorbed; and (b) a t somewhat lower temperatures, an activation energy and a pressure effect varying markedly with the amount adsorbed.

5 kcal. 5 cc. Similar results can be drawn from the earlier measurements of Kohlschutter (17). As Burwell and Taylor observed, “the data as a whole appear to reveal (a) at higher temperatures, an activated adsorption with an activation energy and a pressure effect nearly independent of the amount of hydrogen adsorbed; and (b) a t somewhat lower temperatures, an activation energy and a pressure effect varying markedly with the amount adsorbed. “That any one definite process could be so changed in nature by a rather small change in temperature would be surprising.

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