Authors:P. Budrugeac, D. Homentcovschi, and E. Segal
The differential and integral isoconversional methods for evaluation the activation energy, described in the first note of
this series, were applied for:
a) simulated data for two successive reactions;
b) dehydration of calcium oxalate monohydrate.
It was shown that for these systems the activation energy depends on the conversion degree as well as on the method of evaluation.
Authors:P Budrugeac, D. Homentcovschi, and E. Segal
An analysis is presented of the consequences of the use of a one term equation containing apparent activation parameters,
instead of the true rate equation to describe two successive decomposition reactions undergone by a solid compound. It is
demonstrated that the apparent activation energy, obtained by means of isoconversional differential and integral methods,
varies with the conversion degree for a relatively narrow temperature range and with temperature at a given value of the conversion
degree. The activation energy values obtained with the isoconversional differential method are higher than the corresponding
values obtained with the isoconversional integral method.