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Journal of Applied Electrochemistry

, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp 143–149 | Cite as

The anodic oxidation of the binary compounds of the transition elements in sulphuric acid

  • R. D. Armstrong
  • A. F. Douglas
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Abstract

The anodic oxidation of the silicides and carbides of Ta, W and Mo in M H2SO2 has been studied. The rate of corrosion has been shown to be dependent on the solubility of the reaction products. Oxidation of the carbides of Ta and W produces a carbon rich surface. This may be an important factor in the enhanced catalytic activity for hydrogen oxidation shown by anodized tungsten carbide.

Keywords

Oxidation Hydrogen Physical Chemistry Carbide Tungsten 
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© Chapman and Hall Ltd. 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. D. Armstrong
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. F. Douglas
    • 1
  1. 1.The Gas CouncilFulhamUK
  2. 2.The Electrochemistry Laboratory, Physical Chemistry DepartmentThe UniversityNewcastle upon TyneEngland

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