Accession Number : AD0703842

Title :   ELECTRODE REACTIONS IN MOLTEN SODIUM NITRATE-BARIUM EUTECTIC AT 350 DEGREES C.

Descriptive Note : Research and development technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH N J

Personal Author(s) : Behl,Wishvender K.

Report Date : FEB 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : The reduction of Ag(I) and Pb(II) in molten sodium nitrate-barium nitrate eutectic was studied at platinum wire micro-electrodes. The reduction of Ag(I) occurs reversibly and uncomplicated by any reaction of the deposited metal with either the platinum electrode or the nitrate solvent. The reduction of Pb(II), on the other hand, results in the deposition of a liquid metal which reacts with the nitrate solvent to form the oxide. The technique of linear sweep voltammetry was employed to study the above electrode reactions. The scan rates of 20 millivolts to 130 volts/second were used. It was shown that the reaction between the lead metal and nitrate solvent was negligible at fast scan rates (20 - 130 volts/second). (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SILVER, *REDUCTION(CHEMISTRY)), (*ELECTROCHEMISTRY, *SILVER COMPOUNDS), (*LEAD(METAL), REDUCTION(CHEMISTRY)), (*LEAD COMPOUNDS, ELECTROCHEMISTRY), (*NITRATES, ELECTROLYTES), DEPOSITION, BARIUM COMPOUNDS, SODIUM COMPOUNDS, POLAROGRAPHIC ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Energy Storage

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE