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Runaway reactions

A reaction that is out of control because the rate of heat generation by an exothermic chemical reaction exceeds the rate of cooling available.

References:

  •  HarsNet, HarsBook, A technical guide for the assessment of highly reactive chemical systems, DECHEMA e.V., Frankfurt, 2002.

See also Adiabatic calorimetry (AdC) and Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC).

 

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