Masters Theses

Abstract

"The purpose of this investigation was to explain the mechanism of the electrochemical oxidation of crotonic acid on platinized-platinum anodes at 80⁰C.

A current-potential study was conducted using the parameters of pH and crotonic acid concentration. Faradaic efficiency was determined by measurement of CO₂ production.

Oxidation occurred both in acidic and basic solutions.The Faradaic efficiency was approximately 100 per cent.

The results were interpreted in terms of a mechanism having the following characteristics.

(a) The first charge transfer is the rate determining step.

(b) The rate is the sum of the rates for two parallel reactions. In strongly acidic solutions, water discharge is the rate determining step. In basic solutions, hydroxyl ion discharge is the rate determining step.

(c) Oxidation occurs under Langmuir conditions"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Johnson, James W., 1930-2002

Committee Member(s)

James, William Joseph
Gerson, Robert, 1923-2013
Park, Efton

Department(s)

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s)

National Science Foundation (U.S.)

Publisher

University of Missouri at Rolla

Publication Date

1965

Pagination

viii, 74 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 51-52).

Rights

© 1965 John L. Cannaday, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Crotonic acid
Electrochemistry
Platinum -- Oxidation

Thesis Number

T 1821

Print OCLC #

5971863

Electronic OCLC #

900614953

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