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  • 1 Department of Chemistry University of Calicut 673 735 Kerala India
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The thermal decomposition of thorium(IV) chelates of 1-(2-fluorenylazo)-2-naphthol ando-carboxyphenylazo-2-naphthol was studied by TG. Thermoanalytical data (TG and DTG) of these chelates are presented in this communication. Interpretation and mathematical analysis of these data and evaluation of order of reaction, the energy and entropy of activation based on the differential method employing the Freeman-Carroll equation, the integral method using Coats-Redfern equation and the approximation method using the Horowitz-Metzger equation are also given. On the basis of experimental findings in the present course of studies the relative thermal stabilities of the thorium chelates can be given as [Th(FAN)2(NO3)2]>[Th(CPAN)2(H2O)2]2H2O.