Platinum surfaces in sulfuric acid: Pt(100) – sulfate

  • M. NowickiEmail author
  • K. Wandelt
Part of the Condensed Matter book series (volume 45B)


In this chapter the experimental results on adsorption of sulfate ion on Pt(100) surface is described.

Starting at 0.2 V (Pd/H2), SO42− adsorbs on Pt(100) and reaches a maximum at 0.5 V. SNIFTIRS (Subtractively normalized interfacial Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy) indicates only weak adsorption of HSO4 below 0.4 V (Pd/H2), a rearrangement (possibly deprotonation) of HSO4, or a weak adsorption of SO42−. Two strong IR bands at 1100 cm−1 and 1200 cm−1 are assigned to the two symmetric O-S-O groups (involving the coordinated and uncoordinated O-atoms) [1, 2].

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subtractively normalized interfacial Fourier transform IR spectroscopy


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    Nart, F.C., Iwasita, T., Weber, M.: Electrochim. Acta39, 2093 (1994)CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Experimental PhysicsUniversity of WroclawWroclawPoland
  2. 2.Institute of Physical and Theoretical ChemistryUniversity of BonnBonnGermany

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