Accession Number:

AD0628171

Title:

REVERSIBLE OXYGEN ELECTRODES.

Descriptive Note:

Quarterly rept. no. 2, 14 Jul-14 Oct 65,

Corporate Author:

PENNSYLVANIA UNIV PHILADELPHIA ELECTRO-CHEMISTRY LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-10-14

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

The mechanism of oxygen reduction at rhodium electrodes was studied using the rotating disk electrode with a concentric ring. At pre-reduced, oxide free electrodes no H2O2 is formed either as an intermediate or in a reaction parallel to that of H2O formation. In the presence of impurities H2O2 is produced in a parallel reaction to the main path for H2O production. At preoxidized Rh electrode, some H2O2 is produced, apparently in a path parallel to the main reduction path to H2O. The mechanism of O2 reaction on Ir electrodes was also determined. The path is the electrochemical oxide path. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE