I'm working on hydrothermal decomposition of organic matter at high temperature and pressure (400 bar). The reactions are too complex and numerous to model individually, but proceed in a similar fashion at different temperatures. If the reaction proceeds to the same point in 1 minute at 300degC and 1 day at 100degC, is there any way to use this information to estimate the amount of 'energy' required to do the work? I know this is a strange question, but I want to see if the same decomposition is achieved using electrochemical energy in an ion trap. I'm not sure how I'm going to be able to compare the systems in terms of energy applied. I am quite sure that the hydrothermal decomposition depends on the force of the bonds being broken, as does the electrochemical decomposition... Am I going down the wrong rabbit hole to calculate the specific energy of the water at this temperature? How would time come into the equation then?