ELECTROCHEMICAL STUDIES IN THE SYNTHESIS OF N-F COMPOUNDS
Quarterly status rept. no. 1, 1 Jan-31 Mar 1963
TRACOR INC AUSTIN TX
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The aim of this project is to determine the likelihood of obtaining ionic species containing only N and F or N, H, and F in anhydrous hydrofluoric acid AHF solutions. The experimental approach is based on the determination of the theoretical and electrochemical properties of solution species in solutions obtained by dissolving compounds such as NF3,NHF2, and N2F4 in AHF. Constant potential techniques are planned using passivated electrodes to study the mechanism of the electrosynthesis of N-F compounds e.g. NF3 when NH3 is electrolyzed in AHF. Concurrent conductance experiments will be used to determine the concentration of ionic protonated species in solutions of the N- F compounds in AHF. By combining the data from these two types of experiments, the extent of participation of protonated N-F species electrode reactions can be determined. An electrochemical cell has been designed and assembled which provides for the production of solutions of the N-F compounds of known concentration.
- Inorganic Chemistry