Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1987, 52, 2365-2374

A bistable kinetic system with oscillations on the thermodynamic and flow-through branches

AntonĂ­n Tockstein

Department of Physical Chemistry, Institute of Chemical Technology, 532 10 Pardubice


A model of a flow-through perfectly stirred reactor comprising three consecutive competitive reactions with parallel reactions of some intermediates and exhibiting bistable behaviour and possessing regions with an oscillatory character on the thermodynamic branch is treated. The stationary concentration vs parameter dependence is of the fourth degree and the characteristic equation, of the fifth degree.