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The long chain approximation in free radical reaction systems

Gavalas, G. R. (1966) The long chain approximation in free radical reaction systems. Chemical Engineering Science, 21 (2). pp. 133-142. ISSN 0009-2509. doi:10.1016/0009-2509(66)85004-2.

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A long chain approximation is presented for the analysis of free radical mechanisms. This permits the calculation of relative concentrations on the basis of the chain propagation reactions alone and is valid for large chain lengths. An application is given to the calculation of product distributions in the high-pressure thermal cracking n-hexadecane and comparisons are made with existing experimental data. Due to the meager information on rate constants and to the limited accuracy of the data these comparisons indicate the plausibility of the approximation but do not provide a measure of its accuracy.

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Additional Information:© 1966 Pergamon Press Ltd. Received 9 June 1965; revised 23 June 1965. Part of this work was done while the author was a graduate student at the Chemical Engineering Department of the University of Minnesota. The author is indebted to Prof. Rutheford Aris for his critical reading of the manuscript.
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