Accession Number:

AD0633686

Title:

INTERACTION OF CARBON DIOXIDE WITH HYDROGEN CHEMISORBED ON A PLATINUM ELECTRODE.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Report Date:

1966-04-26

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

The effect of CO2 on the oxidation of H atoms chemisorbed on a Pt electrode was examined with potentiostatic and transient galvanostatic techniques. The results indicate that CO2 is not reduced, but that Had oxidation is inhibited by CO2, or possibly HCO3-. Under these conditions the inhibited or blocked Had is stable at potentials negative to 0.300 V vs N.H.E.. Dissociation of HCOOH to Had and CO2 may inhibit the further oxidation of HCOOH by a similar blocking mechanism. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE