Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1986, 51, 763-773

Kinetics of individual steps in reaction network ethanol-diethyl ether-ethylene-water on alumina

Vladimír Morávek and Miloš Kraus

Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, 165 02 Prague 6 - Suchdol


The rates of single reactions have been measured at 250 °C in the complex reaction of ethanol dehydration to ethylene and to diethyl ether involving also hydrolysis of the ether, its disproportionation to ethanol and ethylene and its dehydration to ethylene. The found dependences of the initial reaction rates on partial pressures of the reactants were correlated by semiempirical Langmuir-Hinshelwood type rate equations.