Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 297, Issue 1, pp 145–148

Plutonium disproportionation: maxima in the fractions of two oxidation states

Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10967-012-2319-4

Cite this article as:
Silver, G.L. J Radioanal Nucl Chem (2013) 297: 145. doi:10.1007/s10967-012-2319-4

Abstract

The equilibrium fractions of soluble tri- and hexavalent Pu depend on the pH and the Pu oxidation number. Both fractions can exhibit maxima as the pH changes at constant N. A fraction at maximum can be used to estimate the equilibrium constant of the first hydrolysis reaction of tetravalent Pu. A new formula that renders least-squares estimates of this constant is illustrated.

Keywords

PlutoniumDisproportionationHydrolysisLeast squares

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© Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mound LaboratoryMiamisburgUSA