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5: Reactions Kinetics and Pathways

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    • 5.1: Dynamic Headspace Gas Chromatography Analysis
      Gas chromatography (GC) is a very commonly used chromatography in analytic chemistry for separating and analyzing compounds that are gaseous or can be vaporized without decomposition. Because of its simplicity, sensitivity, and effectiveness in separating components of mixtures, gas chromatography is an important tools in chemistry. It is widely used for quantitative and qualitative analysis of mixtures, and for the purification of compounds.
    • 5.2: Gas Chromatography Analysis of the Hydrodechlorination Reaction of Trichloroethene
      Trichloroethene (TCE) is a widely spread environmental contaminant and a member of the class of compounds known as dense non-aqueous phase liquids (DNAPLs). Pd/Al2O3 catalyst has shown activity for the hydrodechlorination (HDC) of chlorinated compounds.
    • 5.3: Temperature-Programmed Desorption Mass Spectroscopy Applied in Surface Chemistry
      The temperature-programmed desorption (TPD) technique is often used to monitor surface interactions between adsorbed molecules and substrate surface. Utilizing the dependence on temperature is able to discriminate between processes with different activation parameters, such as activation energy, rate constant, reaction order and Arrhenius pre-exponential factorIn order to provide an example of the set-up and results from a TPD experiment we are going to use an ultra-high vacuum (UHV) chamber equ