Accession Number : AD0693848

Title :   INFLUENCE OF ANIONS ON THE ANODIC OXIDATION OF PROPANE.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH N J

Personal Author(s) : Christopulos,John A.

Report Date : AUG 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : The rates of propane adsorption on a platinum anode in 0.1 and 1 normal acid solutions at 65C were investigated. The initial adsorption rates of propane in these acids were found in decreasing order to be: CF3CO2H > HClO4 > H2SO4. Acid anion effect was prevalent at potentials greater than 0.4 volts versus R.H.E. The lowest potential for maximum anodic oxidation of propane in all acid solutions was approximately 1 volt versus R.H.E. This propane oxidation potential appears dependent on the incipient formation of platinum oxides. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PROPANE, *OXIDATION), (*ELECTROCHEMISTRY, PROPANE), (*ADSORPTION, PROPANE), ELECTROLYTES, ORGANIC SOLVENTS, PLATINUM, ELECTRODES, ADSORPTION, SURFACE PROPERTIES, ACIDS, ACETIC ACID, PERCHLORIC ACID, SULFURIC ACID, IONS, CATALYSTS

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE