The Dalton quadrangle (Ga. - Tenn.), located in northwest Georgia within the Ridge and Valley province, is a fifteen-minute quadrangle with topographic base by the U.S. Geological Survey. Because of the excellence of the base map and the location of the quadrangle in an area of lower Paleozoic rocks, it was selected as a beginning point for a re-investigation of the geology of northwest Georgia.
This thesis is a kinetic study of the vapor phase addition of hydrogen chloride to propylene using activated alumina es a catalyst. Preliminary work on this reaction showed first, that isopropyl chloride is the only gaseous product formed at temperatures of 80°C or less when this catalyst is used. Second, the catalyst activity decreases with time possibly due to the formation of non-volatile polymerized product on the surface. The rate of decreasing catalyst activity is dependent on the temperature and on the conversion.