INTERACTION OF CARBON DIOXIDE WITH HYDROGEN CHEMISORBED ON A PLATINUM ELECTRODE.
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C
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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
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