heat of decomposition

heat of decomposition

[′hēt əv dē‚käm·pə′zish·ən]
(physical chemistry)
The change in enthalpy accompanying the decomposition of 1 mole of a compound into its elements at constant pressure.
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The exotherm maximum was found at 460 K and the heat of decomposition was of the order of 1000 J [g.
2] value, heat of decomposition and temperature at the onset of decomposition [T.
It is interesting to note that this activation energy value is equal to the heat of decomposition.
The use of air (oxygen) or nitrogen as a purge gas enables comparison of heat evolved by combustion/oxidation with the heat of decomposition in inert atmosphere.