Accession Number : AD0634298

Title :   KINETICS OF IONIZATION OF OXYGEN,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Krasilshchikov, A. I. ; Andreeva,V. A.

Report Date : 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Ionization of oxygen on a nickel electrode in alkali was investigated under pressure. The phenomenon of 'cathode passivity' of nickel relative to the process of reduction of oxygen is described. Ionization of oxygen on smooth platinum in acid and alkaline solutions was investigated. The high sensitivity of the process to various types of poisoning is shown. A kinetic scheme for the reduction of oxygen on an activated smooth platinum electrode is proposed. Kinetic schemes for the reduction of oxygen on platinum and silver are compared. The effect of the forming radicals on the process of cathode reduction of oxygen is discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OXYGEN, IONIZATION), (*GAS IONIZATION, REACTION KINETICS), (*ELECTROLYSIS, OXYGEN), ELECTROLYTIC CELLS, ELECTRODES, NICKEL, PLATINUM, SILVER, ELECTROLYTES, REDUCTION(CHEMISTRY), REACTION KINETICS, USSR

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Energy Storage

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE