SPECULATION ON SOME EFFECTS OF COMPLEXATION AND ANION-INDUCED ADSORPTION ON THE POLAROGRAPHY OF INDIUM IN ACIDIC HALIDE AND THIOCYANATE MEDIA

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Abstract

Some phenomena found in the polarographic reduction of indium(III) in acidic halide and thiocyanate media have been studied by a-c polarography. Speculation on the role of complex formation and anion-induced adsorption on the polarographic reduction at potentials near the half-wave potential are given. At low ligand concentrations the a-c peak potential is believed to be influenced by anion-induced adsorption while at high ligand concentrations the value is the thermodynamic value predicted from bulk complexation equilibria. The unusual d-c minimum found at more negative potentials and the above phenomena are discussed in terms of the coupled occurrence of electroinactive left bracket In(H//2O)//x right bracket **3** plus ions at potentials where the complexed ion is electroactive and anion-induced adsorption. The reduction mechanism at the half-wave potential and at more negative potentials are concluded to be similar.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1503-1510
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the Electrochemical Society
Volume119
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1972
Externally publishedYes

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