Doctoral Dissertations

Abstract

"The anodic oxidation of 1,3-butadiene on Pt and Au electrodes was studied at 70°C in solutions of H₂SO₄, K₂SO₄, K₂CO₃, and KOH with pH's ranging from 0.35 to 12.5. Reaction rates (current) were measured as a function of potential, pH, temperature, and butadiene partial pressure. A transition region (apparently a shift in the rate determining step) in case of Pt was observed in the Tafel plots. The coulombic efficiencies of oxidation to CO₂ were 85 percent in 1 N H₂SO₄ on Pt, 93 percent in 1 N KOH on Pt, and 72 percent in 1 N KOH on Au"--Abstract, Page ii.

Advisor(s)

Johnson, James W., 1930-2002

Department(s)

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s)

Missouri University of Science and Technology. Graduate Center for Materials Research

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1970

Pagination

xviii, 148 Pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-147).

Rights

© 1970 Arun Kumar Agrawal, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Metals -- Anodic oxidation
Fuel cells
Platinum
Gold

Thesis Number

T 2364

Print OCLC #

6019861

Electronic OCLC #

845037686

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