Accession Number:

AD0362104

Title:

RESEARCH IN FLUORINE CHEMISTRY

Descriptive Note:

Summary rept., 1 May 64-30 Apr 65,

Corporate Author:

ROCKETDYNE CANOGA PARK CALIF

Report Date:

1965-06-15

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

The anodic oxidation of ClF3 in anhydrous HF resulted in the formation of ClF5 in a divided or an undivided electrolytic cell. F, NiF2, and small quantities of Cl-O-F compounds were also formed at the anode. At the cathode, H2, HCl, and Cl2 were formed depending on the degree of mixing of anolyte and catholyte. Nickel electrodes were used almost exclusively however ClF5 was also formed at a Glassy Carbon anode. The rate of formation of ClF5 was found to be a function of the concentration of ClF3 in the electrolyte. From an analysis of polarization data, it was concluded that the mechanisms involved the anodic oxidation of fluoride ion to some form of active fluorine, followed by its reaction with ClF3 to form ClF3. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Inorganic Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE