Accession Number : AD0765643

Title :   Fundamental Studies of Electrochemical Processes.

Descriptive Note : Final scientific rept.,

Corporate Author : NORTH CAROLINA UNIV CHAPEL HILL DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s) : Murray,Royce W. ; Reilley,Charles N.

Report Date : AUG 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : This project has had as its main theme study, on a broad front of research, the modes of energy transfer which can accompany an electrochemically induced charge transfer process. A variety of high energy, reactive radicals have been studied and a framework of decay pathways and strategy for experimental investigations has been proposed. Significant aspects of electrochemical techniques, theory, and instrumentation developed during our studies of energy transfer modes have been (1) development of cryoelectrochemistry, (2) continued improvement of spectroelectrochemical methods, (3) introduction of stopped-flow kinetic methods as applied to electrochemically important chemical reactions, and (4) treatment of the cases of reactant and product adsorption in studies of electrochemically induced decay reactions. This project has also discovered an instance of surface solubility-controlled two-dimensional crystal formation in adsorption of a metal complex on a mercury electrode from aqueous solution. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ELECTROCHEMISTRY, SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH), (*FREE RADICALS, ELECTROCHEMISTRY), (*INSTRUMENTATION, ELECTROCHEMISTRY), ADSORPTION, REACTION KINETICS, OXIDATION, ANTHRACENES, IONS, REDUCTION, ORGANIC COMPOUNDS, FILMS, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, LOW TEMPERATURE

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE