Accession Number : AD0776078

Title :   Structure of the Mercury/Ethylene Carbonate Interface. Part 1. Variation in Double Layer Capacity with the Nature of the Electrolyte,


Personal Author(s) : Fawcett,W. R. ; Mackey,M. D.

Report Date : 17 APR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : Differential capacity-potential data for the mercury/solution interface for various 1-1 electrolyte solutions in ethylene carbonate at 40C are presented and compared with data obtained with other aprotic solvents. It is shown that ionic specific adsorption is absent in the case of KPF6 solutions, the capacity hump observed at anodic potentials being attributed to reorientation of solvent molecules in the inner layer. Inner layer capacity data for this case are presented and discussed in terms of the statistical mechanical model of the inner layer by Levine, Bell and Smith. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Nonaqueous electrolytes, *Interfaces, *Adsorption, Mercury, Mercury batteries, Perchlorates, Electrochemistry, Ethylene, Carbonates, Electrodes, Canada, Molecular structure

Subject Categories : Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE