Temperature dependence of cadmium adsorption on oxides. Part 2. Thermodynamics and microcalorimetry of the Cd(NO3)2 rutile system

L. G J Fokkink, A. G. Rhebergen, A. de Keizer, J. Lyklema

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The enthalpy of cadmium adsorption onto rutile (TiO2) was determined microcalorimetrically. Thermodynamic analysis of the temperature dependence of cadmium adsorption provides an independent estimate of this enthalpy. By introducing a model to account for enthalpic contributions due to OH- co-adsorption, we show that results from both methods are consistent. Adsorption of the cadmium ion as such is enthalpically unfavourable. However, because of concomitant OH-/H+ adsorption, both the overall adsorption and desorption are exothermic processes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-199
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Electroanalytical Chemistry
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 1992
Externally publishedYes

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