The mathematical incorrectness of the integral isoconversional methods in case of variable activation energy and the consequences

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Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 2014, 115 (1), pp. 853 - 859
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Kinetic parameters resulting from the application of isoconversional methods mostly depend on the degree of conversion. This paper shows that the integral isoconversional methods are mathematically incorrect if the activation energy depends on conversion. In this case, the incorrectness resides in improper separation of variables in the general rate equation. As a consequence, non-sensical snake-like shape of the conversion versus time curves is observed when the kinetic results are extrapolated to lower temperatures. © 2013 Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary.
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