"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.
Johnson, James W., 1930-2002
James, William Joseph
Gerson, Robert, 1923-2013
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
M.S. in Chemical Engineering
National Science Foundation (U.S.)
University of Missouri at Rolla
viii, 74 pages
© 1965 John L. Cannaday, All rights reserved.
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Platinum -- Oxidation
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Cannaday, John L., "The electrochemical oxidation of crotonic acid" (1965). Masters Theses. 5707.