Accession Number:

AD0643400

Title:

THE OXYGEN-PEROXIDE COUPLE ON PLATINUM.

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo.,

Corporate Author:

NAVY MARINE ENGINEERING LAB ANNAPOLIS MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

As a part of an investigation of fuel cell materials at deep sea ambient conditions, the oxygen-peroxide couple was studied on bright platinum. The open circuit potential of platinum electrodes in alkaline electrolyte obeys the Nernst equation for the oxygen-peroxide couple at low concentrations of peroxide. The experimental potential 0.762 volt RHE is in close agreement with the theoretical value of 0.752 volt. At high concentrations of peroxide a mixed potential is formed which is nearly independent of the peroxide concentration but dependent upon the oxygen concentration. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE