Title

Electrode Cleaning and Anion Effects on Ks for K₃Fe(CN)₆ Couple

Abstract

The effects of 17 different platinum electrode cleaning procedures on the heterogeneous rate of electron transfer (ks) for the potassium ferri/ferrocyanide couple in 1 M aqueous KCl were investigated. The method yielding the most reproducible/high ks (0.21 ± 0.04 cm s-1) values was that of aque regia, pulse (cathodic, anodic, cathodic), and flame. Utilizing this cleaning procedure and the same couple, both cation and anion effects on ks were examined. The previously noted cation effect on ks was confirmed with Cs > K > Na > Li. Some discrepancy however, was noted for the tetra-alkylammonium salts. The anion effect was found to be larger than that of cations. Closer examination revealed the effect to be primarily due to adsorption of the halide. This adsorption effect further confirms the cleaning method choice since the method will allow the most halide to be adsorbed thus yielding the highest ks. © 1982.

Department(s)

Chemistry

Document Type

Article - Journal

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Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1982 Elsevier, All rights reserved.


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