Theoretical and Experimental Chemistry

, Volume 23, Issue 1, pp 107–109 | Cite as

Catalytic formation of hydrogen in electrolysis of chromium(II) chloride

  • N. E. Nechaeva
  • A. V. Gorodyskii
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It was determined that in the electrolysis of chromium(II) chloride the electrodeposits containing chromium and chromium(II) oxide which are formed on the cathode surface accelerate catalytically the reaction Cr2++H+ Cr3++1/2 H2. As a result of superposition of the chemical reaction on the electrochemical process the absolute hydrogen yield in the electrolysis reaches 3500–4500%.


Oxide Hydrogen Chloride Chromium Electrochemical Process 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. E. Nechaeva
    • 1
  • A. V. Gorodyskii
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of General and Inorganic ChemistryAcademy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSRKiev

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