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Hydrogen evolution in aqueous solutions containing dissolved CO2: Quantitative contribution of the buffering effect

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Francois Ropital
Jean Kittel

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The hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) occurring on steel in an oxygen-free aqueous solution containing dissolved CO2 was investigated. This reaction was modelled by taking into account the two dissociation reactions of dissolved CO2. The mathematical problem was solved numerically using a finite element method (FEM). A fair agreement between the measurements performed on a steel rotating disc electrode and the theoretical calculations was obtained. Thus, the cathodic behaviour of steel in CO2-containing solutions can be fully explained by the buffering effect induced by the presence of CO2. Some interfacial pH measurements performed on a gold electrode also support this conclusion.

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hal-02419557 , version 1 (19-12-2019)

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Elias Remita, Bernard Tribollet, Sutter Eliane, Vincent Vivier, Francois Ropital, et al.. Hydrogen evolution in aqueous solutions containing dissolved CO2: Quantitative contribution of the buffering effect. Corrosion Science, 2008, 50 (5), pp.1433-1440. ⟨10.1016/j.corsci.2007.12.007⟩. ⟨hal-02419557⟩
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