Accession Number : AD0605809

Title :   AN INVESTIGATION OF THE MECHANISM OF ELECTROLYTIC OXIDATION OF ORGANIC COMPOUNDS AND OF COMPETITIVE PROCESSES INVOLVING HYDROGEN AT THE SURFACE OF THE SOLID METAL ELECTRODES.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : BAYLOR UNIV WACO TEX

Personal Author(s) : Franklin,Thomas C. ; Franklin,Nellie F. ; Liang,Charles ; Matsuda,Fujio ; McClelland,Donald

Report Date : JUN 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 114

Abstract : A study was made of the electrode processes for the oxidation of some low molecular weight organic compounds at platinum electrodes in 2N sulfuric acid and 2N sodium hydroxide solutions. A new method for studying the kinetic order of electrode reactions was used. It was concluded that the oxidation of the organic compounds at platinum electrodes is chemical in nature and that there are two products produced in the electrochemical reactions and these products in turn react with the organic compounds. It was postulated that these products are PtOH and Pt(OH)2. A coulometric technique using a polarograph was used to study the sorption of hydrogen at iron electrodes. This technique indicated that there was one form of hydrogen on the surface of the electrode, and that there were two forms of hydrogen absorbed in the electrode. The effects of solution additives on hydrogen absorption by iron were also studied. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FUEL CELLS, ELECTROCHEMISTRY), (*ELECTRODES, CHEMICAL REACTIONS), PLATINUM COMPOUNDS, HYDROXIDES, ORGANIC COMPOUNDS, OXIDATION, ADSORPTION, CATALYSIS, HYDROGEN PEROXIDE, FORMALDEHYDE, ALCOHOLS, QUINONES, HYDROGEN, ABSORPTION, CHEMICAL EQUILIBRIUM, IRON, PALLADIUM, TITANIUM, METAL COATINGS, IMPURITIES, WATER, HYDROCHLORIC ACID, ELECTRIC DOUBLE LAYER

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE