II: Discrimination among rival reaction models

Authors

  • D. T.-J. Huang,

    1. Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York 11973.
    Current affiliation:
    1. Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York 11973
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  • Arvind Varma

    Corresponding author
    1. Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York 11973.
    • Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556
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Abstract

The discrimination of the fast second-order, pseudo-first-order and fast pseudo-first-order reaction models on the basis of the second-order reaction model justifies the use of the pseudo-first-order model in the prediction of the multiplicity regions. The use of the fast second-order reaction model leads to a certain pitfall regarding uniqueness and multiplicity. Finally, the use of the fast pseudo-first-order reaction model is justifiable not only because of the fair agreement between the multiplicity regions predicted by this model and the second-order model but also because of the analyticity of the uniqueness and multiplicity regions obtained by this model.

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