Formulation of kinetic equations for chemically reacting gases
Abstract
The article gives a brief discussion of problems arising with the derivation and formulation of kinetic equations for chemically reacting gases. It is remarked that, for an adequate description of the kinetics of chemical reactions of monatomic molecules, in such equations metastable bound states of the particles must be taken into consideration. In general form, equations of low approximation are formulated for an arbitrary set of reactions between the molecules of a mixture; these are a generalization of the WaldmannSnyder equations and make it possible to describe the hydrodynamics and the kinetics of reactions in polarized media. The article discusses the transition from these equations to equations for the diagonal elements of matrices of the density (generalized Boltzmann equations), and the latter are formulated. The laws of conservation of mass, momentum, and energy are obtained for all the proposed equations and the Htheorem is proved.
 Publication:

Teplofizika Vysokikh Temperatur
 Pub Date:
 July 1980
 Bibcode:
 1980TepVT..18...55K
 Keywords:

 Chemical Reactions;
 Gas Mixtures;
 Kinetic Equations;
 Molecular Gases;
 Monatomic Molecules;
 Boltzmann Transport Equation;
 Conservation Laws;
 Energy Conservation;
 Gas Density;
 Hydrodynamics;
 Momentum Theory;
 Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics