A novel thermokinetic research method for determination of rate constants of simple-order reaction in batch conduction calorimeter
under isothermal condition, the characteristic parameter method, is proposed in this paper. Only needing the characteristic
time parameter tm obtained from the measured thermoanalytical curve, the kinetic parameters of reactions studied can be calculated
conveniently with this method. The saponifications of ethyl propionate and ethyl acetate in aqueous ethanol solvent, the polymerization
of acrylamide in aqueous solution, the ring opening reaction of epichlorohydrin with hydrobromic acid have been studied. The
experimental results indicate that the characteristic parameter method for simple-order reaction is correct.