A Study on the Mechanism of the Thermal Decomposition of Ammonium Perchlorate

A. Burcat, B. Carmon, I. Pelly, M. Steinberg

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Abstract

The thermal decomposition of ammonium perchlorate in the presence of potassium chloride and chromium (III) oxide was investigated using K36 Cl and51 Cr2 O3 to elucidate the reaction mechanism. Two simultaneous routes are suggested for the decomposition. It was found that double decomposition in vacuo between potassium chloride and ammonium perchlorate does not result in the formation of potassium perchlorate. Chromium (III) oxide was not oxidized by ammonium perchlorate, but oxidation to the hexavalent state took place when potassium chloride was present.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)859-864
Number of pages6
JournalIsrael Journal of Chemistry
Volume6
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1968
Externally publishedYes

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  • Chemistry (all)

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