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ERIC Number: EJ1017047
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Discrimination of Inner- and Outer-Sphere Electrode Reactions by Cyclic Voltammetry Experiments
Tanimoto, Sachiko; Ichimura, Akio
Journal of Chemical Education, v90 n6 p778-781 Jun 2013
A laboratory experiment for undergraduate students who are studying homogeneous and heterogeneous electron-transfer reactions is described. Heterogeneous or electrode reaction kinetics can be examined by using the electrochemical reduction of three Fe[superscript III]/Fe[superscript II] redox couples at platinum and glassy carbon disk electrodes. Cyclic voltammetric measurement is suitable for determining the electrode-reaction rate constants. The dependence of the rate constant on the electrode materials enables the students to discriminate and discuss the mechanism of the electrode reaction. The experiment is completed in a 5-h laboratory period for pairs of students in analytical chemistry lab class. This material is also suitable for an inorganic chemistry lab class.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A