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Theory of the Kinetics of Chemical Potentials in Heterogeneous Catalysis

Authors

  • Dr. Jun Cheng,

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    1. School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, The Queen's University of Belfast, Belfast BT9 5AG (UK)
    • School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, The Queen's University of Belfast, Belfast BT9 5AG (UK)
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  • Prof. Dr. P. Hu

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    1. School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, The Queen's University of Belfast, Belfast BT9 5AG (UK)
    • School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, The Queen's University of Belfast, Belfast BT9 5AG (UK)
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Abstract

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Simple and powerful: The reaction kinetics at surfaces of heterogeneous catalysts is reformulated in terms of the involved chemical potentials. Based on this formulism, an approach of searching for good catalysts is proposed without recourse to extensive calculations of reaction barriers and detailed kinetic analyses. (see picture; R=reactant, I=surface intermediate, P=product, and equation image=standard chemical potential).

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