Accession Number : AD0709642

Title :   ADSORPTION AT ELECTRODES: DESORPTION POTENTIALS OF ALKYL ALCOHOLS AND SPECIFIC ADSORPTION OF ANIONS,

Corporate Author : KENTUCKY UNIV LEXINGTON DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s) : Shallal,A. K. ; Bauer,H. H.

Report Date : JUL 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The potentials of desorption of various alkyl alcohols have been studied as a function of concentration of the alcohol and of the nature and concentration of various electrolytes. Specific adsorption of the electrolyte ions in reflected in shifts of the desorption peaks of the alcohols. At anodic potentials, the order of specific adsorption appears to be chloride, sulfate, perchlorate, fluoride, and at cathodic potentials (vs. S.C.E.), chloride, perchlorate, sulfate, and fluoride. Under some conditions, the order may be different, but the present results do not provide sufficiently strong evidence to reach firm conclusions about this. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ALCOHOLS, *ELECTRIC DOUBLE LAYER), (*ELECTROCHEMISTRY, ALCOHOLS), (*ELECTROLYTES, *ADSORPTION), CHLORIDES, FLUORIDES, SULFATES, PERCHLORATES

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE