Authors:A. E. Venger, Yu. E. Fraiman, and F. B. Yurevich
The applicability of the traditional kinetic power equation to describe the thermal destruction of solids, and in particular polymers, is discussed. It is shown that in the majority of cases the use of such an equation is reasonable, even though the true mechanism of the process under study is either obscure or so complex that it cannot be analytically described in detail. In such cases the effective rather than the true kinetic parameters are obtained and provide certain useful information on the process.