Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1985, 50, 799-805

Bromine and period of Belousov-Zhabotinskii type oscillation reaction

Peter Ševčík and Ľubica Adamčíková

Department of Physical Chemistry, Comenius University, 842 15 Bratislava


Belousov-Zhabotinskii type oscillation reaction with oxalic acid proceeds in a closed system, in a flow-through open system, as well as under intermediate conditions. Oscillations are started in either of the following three ways: 1) Increasing the removal of bromine from solution by bubbling inert gases, 2) chemically, and 3) in a flow-through reactor. The oscillation period is largely dependent on the removal rate of bromine, other reactant concentrations being constant.