Influence of Nitrogen Dioxide upon the Ignition Temperature of Hydrogen-Oxygen Mixtures

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MR. H. J. SCHUMACHER has proposed (NATURE, July 26, p. 132) an explanation of the explosive action of nitrogen dioxide in hydrogen—oxygen mixtures at temperatures in the neighbourhood of 380° C. The ignition occurs according to Thompson and Hinshelwood between sharply defined limiting pressures of nitrogen dioxide. Schumacher's explanation is based upon the assumed competition of the following two reactions:

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    Die Naturwissenschaften, p. 266, 1930, and p. 443, 1930; also Vortrag: Bunsen Tagung, Mai, Heidelberg, to appear shortly in Zeitschrift far Eleklrochemie.

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    H. S. Alyea und F. Haber, Die Naturwissenschaften, p. 441, 1930.

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FARKAS, L., HARTECK, P. Influence of Nitrogen Dioxide upon the Ignition Temperature of Hydrogen-Oxygen Mixtures. Nature 126, 351 (1930). https://doi.org/10.1038/126351a0

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