Some Reactions Of Acetylene

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byJulius Arthur Nieuwland

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904. Excerpt: ... DIRECT ACTION OF CHLORINE GAS ON ACETYLENE GAS. Although Mouneyrat has quite conclusively shown that the cause of explosion between acetylene and chlorine when brought together is referred to the presence of oxygen, nevertheless very conflicting results have been obtained which either leave the problem more unintelligible, or point to other accompany causes. Results have been found that point to the fact that simply the presence of oxygen in diffuse daylight is not sufficient explanation for the explosions that occur. Anyone who has studied the results obtained by various investigators, or has tried to attack the problem systematically cannot but be struck by the apparent haphazard with which the explosions take place. In the course of a single experiment it often happens, that now quiet union takes place with the formation of addition products and again, by no apparent change of conditions, the uniting gases form substitution products with violent explosions. If oxygen be the sole cause of explosion, no explanation has yet been offered as to the nature of the action of this element in bringing about the phenomenon. It has been suggested that the substituted acetylene, C2HCl, is the cause of the violent decomposition of a mixture of acetylene and chlorine. Both Berthelot and Mouneyrat have intimated this, but no attempt has been made to suggest why this compound should be formed because oxygen is present, and why only acetylene tetrachloride is formed under other conditions. The theory holding that the substance, C2HCl causes explosion when acetylene and chlorine are united, is based on no other fact than that the compound, C2HCl itself explodes, and that Wallach prepared this from dichloracrylic acid. No one has, however, shown that acetylene and chlorin...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904. Excerpt: ... DIRECT ACTION OF CHLORINE GAS ON ACETYLENE GAS. Although Mouneyrat has quite conclusively shown that the cause of explosion be...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:24 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217795544

ISBN - 13:9780217795548

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