Relationship between the kinetic parameters and morphology of electrochemically deposited lead
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The processes of lead electrodeposition from electrolytes of various concentrations of sodium nitrate as the supporting electrolyte have been examined by chronoamperometry and by the scanning electron microscopic (SEM) analysis of deposits obtained in the potentiostatic regime of electrolysis. The good agreement between the diffusion coefficents determined by Cottrell equation and non-linear fitting method was observed. For the first time, the transition from the mixed ohmic-diffusion to the full diffusion control was defined from the analysis of Cottrell equation. The parameters, such as the number density of active sites and the nucleation rate constant, obtained by non-linear fitting method were discussed in accordance with the fact that lead belongs to the group of metals characterized by the high values of the exchange current density. The data obtained by the chronoamperometric analysis were succesfully correlated with morphologies of electrodeposited lead obtained in the differe...nt types of electrodeposition control.
Ključne reči:electrodeposition / chronoamperometry / diffusion / Cottrell equation / scanning electron microscope (SEM)
Izvor:Journal of the Serbian Chemical Society, 2016, 81, 5, 553-566
- Serbian Chemical Society