Slowing down of chemical reactions near thermodynamic critical points

Itamar Procaccia, Moshe Gitterman

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Abstract

Chemical reactions near critical points of multicomponent systems exhibit slowing down. If all the components participate in the reaction, the rate of reaction vanishes as [(T-Tc)Tc]γ, independently of the nature of the constituents. All known experiments are explained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1163-1165
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume46
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - 1981

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