Masters Theses

Abstract

"The anodic oxidation of oxalic acid on Au has been studied at 80°C in aqueous media. The reaction rate was measured as a function of potential, oxalic acid concentration, pH, and temperature in H₂SO₄-K₂SO₄-KOH solutions of unit ionic strength. The oxalic acid was oxidized only in acidic media. The oxidation to CO₂ was essentially complete. A first order dependence of the rate on both pH and undissociated oxalic acid was found. A mechanism is proposed in which the first decarboxylation is the rate determining step"--Abstract, page 1.

Advisor(s)

Johnson, James W., 1930-2002

Committee Member(s)

James, William Joseph
Hanna, Samir B.

Department(s)

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Chemical Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1970

Pagination

vii, 35 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (leaves 119-123).

Rights

© 1970 Steven Charles Mueller, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Oxalic acid
Electrolytic oxidation

Thesis Number

T 2349

Print OCLC #

6019036

Electronic OCLC #

850404367

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