Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1989, 54, 2335-2344

Analysis of chemical reaction systems by means of network thermodynamics

José Hornoa and Carlos F. González-Fernándezb

a Department of Applied Physics, University College of Jaen, E-23071 Jaen, Spain
b Department of Applied Physics, University of Granada, E-18071 Granada, Spain


The simple network thermodynamics approach is applied to chemical reaction systems, whereby chemical reactions can be studied avoiding complex mathematical treatment. Steady state reaction rates are obtained for two chemical reaction systems, viz. the decomposition of ozone and the reaction of hydrogen with bromine. The rate equations so obtained agree with those derived from the chemical kinetics concept.