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Thermodynamic analysis of electrodeposition of copper from copper sulphate

  • Rupayan Ghosh
  • V Sudha
  • S HarinipriyaEmail author
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Abstract

The free energy of activation of copper electrodeposition from copper sulphate solution is derived in terms of the dehydration energy of copper sulphate, hydration number of copper sulphate, solvated work function of the host metal and coordination number of the host metal on which the copper deposition is carried out. The free energy of activation for copper electrodeposition on 31 different host metals had been evaluated. The trend in the free energy of activation on different metals is studied and feasible electrodeposition of copper for appropriate applications had been suggested. The methodology is extended to obtain the exchange current densities for copper electrodeposition on different surfaces of Pt in acid medium and compared with the existing literature.

Keywords

Copper sulphate copper electrodeposition thermodynamics free energy of activation work function 

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Acknowledgements

We acknowledge SRM Institute of Science and Technology for providing necessary computational facilities to carry out this work. We also acknowledge the valuable comments of the reviewer.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringSRM Institute of Science and TechnologyChennaiIndia
  2. 2.Department of ChemistrySRM Institute of Science and TechnologyChennaiIndia
  3. 3.Electrochemical Systems Lab, SRM Research InstituteSRM Institute of Science and TechnologyChennaiIndia

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