Correlation of experimental data with different theoretical models for the static mercury drop electrode

Jeffrey E. Anderson, Alan M. Bond, Russell D. Jones, Roger J. O'Halloran

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A number of models are used to describe the function of the static mercury drop electrode (SMDE). A modified version of the Cottrell equation is shown to be effective in predicting the diffusion-controlled current as a function of time. A more rigorous and general treatment using digital simulation is also developed. The unique valve-controlled operation of the electrode is found to create a complex hydrodynamics problem. Discrepancies between theoretical and experimental results are found to result mainly from the complex hydrodynamics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-122
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Electroanalytical Chemistry
Issue numberC
Publication statusPublished - 10 Dec 1981

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