Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1992, 57, 1621-1628

The Hydrodynamic Oscillator and Its Use in the Investigation of Chemical Oscillators

Ľubica Adamčíková and Zuzana Melichová

Department of Physical Chemistry, Comenius University, 842 15 Bratislava


Rules governing the hydrodynamic oscillator were studied with a view to using it in the examination of the coupling of two different chemical oscillators, in the periodical perturbation of the oscillatory system, or in the initiation of chemical oscillations by the self-regulating addition of one reactant to the other. The hydrodynamic oscillator can be employed in the study of the complex dynamic behaviour of chemical oscillators provided that the liquids used are not too viscous or that a vessel without a capillary is employed in order to maximally reduce the effect of viscosity.