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  • 1 Department of Chemical Engineering Tokyo Institute of Technology O. Okayama, Meguro-Ku 152 Tokyo Japan
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The thermal analysis and kinetics of oxidation of “NbS2” to Nb2O5 were studied by thermogravimetry. The application of both isothermal and nonisothermal methods was necessary to establish the correct equation

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This equation was valid for the reaction of sample reactedα in the interval 0.03 to 0.82–0.91. The apparent activation energy was determined to be 209.59±2.36 kJ mol−1 with the isothermal method and 209.28±1.84 kJ mol−1 with the nonisothermal method (5 deg min−1) over thePo2 range 8.9×10−2 to 2.0×10−1 atm and the temperature range 440 to 515°. The relationship between the rate constantk andPo2 was also determined.