Doctoral Dissertations

Author

Chen Hwei Chi

Abstract

"The electrochemical reduction of fumaric acid was studied on Hg, Hg/1%Bi amalgam, and Bi at 60ºC in acidic solutions of various pH ranging from 0.3 to 3.7. The fumaric acid was reduced to succinic acid with high efficiency on each electrode. The steady state kinetic parameters included Tafel slopes of ca. 2.3 RT/F and first order concentration dependences for both undissociated fumaric acid and H⁺. Transient measurements indicated low coverages of adsorbed fumaric acid and no adsorbed hydrogen species in the potential region of the reaction. A reaction mechanism is proposed which involves a chemical rate determining step between an adsorbed fumaric acid molecule (that has added an electron) and a non-adsorbed H⁺"--Abstract, page 1.

Advisor(s)

Johnson, James W., 1930-2002

Committee Member(s)

James, William Joseph
Mayhan, Kenneth G.
Strunk, Mailand R., 1919-2008
Park, Efton

Department(s)

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s)

University of Missouri--Rolla. Graduate Center for Materials Research

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1972

Pagination

xi, 72 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 21-22).

Rights

© 1972 Chen Hwei Chi, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Fumaric acid
Electrochemical analysis
Succinic acid
Chemical kinetics

Thesis Number

T 2631

Print OCLC #

6038918

Electronic OCLC #

876049456

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