Oxidation of CO adlayers on Pt(111) at low potentials: an impinging jet study in H2SO4 electrolyte with mathematical modeling of the current transients

Mikael Bergelin, E Herrero, Feliu J M, Mikael Wasberg

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    The const. potential oxidn. of adlayers of CO on a bead type Pt(111) electrode created by the impinging jet flow technique has been studied in 0.5 and 0.05 mol dm-​3 H2SO4 electrolyte.  Washing procedures were developed which allowed work to be carried out for long periods of time without contamination problems.  At low potentials (<680 mV vs.RHE) in 0.5 mol dm-​3 H2SO4 the compact adlayers were slowly oxidized in a process which first involved a const. current plateau followed by a single sym. peak.  The total oxidn. charges of the transients corresponded to that of a compact CO adlayer and the peak charges to that calcd. from data reported in the literature for a looser adlayer structure.  In 0.05 mol dm-​3 H2SO4 the adlayers oxidize much faster and the oxidn. process is more complex.  The current-​time traces for the stronger electrolyte were described well by an equation esp. derived for the oxidn. kinetics under the particular conditions used in this work.  Values for a potential dependent rate const. for the oxidn. were detd. by means of curve fitting.
    Original languageUndefined/Unknown
    Pages (from-to)74–84
    JournalJournal of Electroanalytical Chemistry
    Issue number1,2
    Publication statusPublished - 1999
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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