In this study several manganese catalysts, each with manganese in a different initial oxidation state, were used to decompose KCIO3 under identical conditions. Also several rhenium compounds, with rhenium in different initial oxidation states, were used to decompose KClO3 under the same conditions. Determination of the fate of the manganese and the rhenium in these reactions, and comparison of the catalytic effects of manganese and rhenium give data which help to explain the mechanism of the catalysis.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1956 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Brown, F. E. and Woods, J. D.
"Comparison of Manganese and Rhenium Compounds in the Catalytic Decomposition of Potassium Chlorate,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 63(1), 410-418.
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