Accession Number : AD0257916

Title :   PRODUCTION OF HYDROGEN PEROXIDE

Corporate Author : LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON D C AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY DIV

Report Date : 18 MAY 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Optimum conditions were studied for the catalytic reaction on palladium with oxyhydrogen gas as the raw material. An attempt was made to clarify the mechanism of the catalysis by comparing the action of two different catalysts, palladium and platinum. On the Pd catalyst, H2O2 was formed in the first stage. On Pt, H2O was the predominant yield. Experimental data and computations of the kinetics of the process indicated that the Pd catalyst has active centers consisting of two Pd atoms, unlike the active centers formed by single atoms in the Pt catalyst. Differences in catalytic action between Pd and Pt were explained by differences in adsorption and splitting of H-H and O:0 molecules on the active centers. (Author)

Descriptors :   *CATALYSIS, *CATALYSTS, *HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS, *PEROXIDES, ADSORPTION, CHEMICAL REACTIONS, HYDROGEN, OXYGEN, PALLADIUM, PLATINUM, PRODUCTION, REACTION KINETICS, SYNTHESIS

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