# Cubic Autocatalysis by Successive Bimolecular Steps

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This Demonstration treats isothermal oscillatory reactions that can occur in a continuously stirred tank reactor (CSTR). The kinetic scheme for the autocatalytic reaction involves a series of successive bimolecular steps that are chemically and thermodynamically realistic. They are self-consistent stoichiometrically (mass conserving) and obey detail balancing of thermodynamics [1]:

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Contributed by: Brian G. Higgins and Housam Binous (March 2013)

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[1] R. Aris, P. Gray, and S. K. Scott, "Modelling Cubic Autocatalysis by Successive Bimolecular Steps," *Chemical Engineering Science*, 43(2), 1988 pp. 207–201. doi:10.1016/0009-2509(88)85032-2.

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Published: March 4 2013