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Potentiometric determination of the stability of $BaCu_2O_2$

Jacob, KT and Mathews, Tom and Hajra, JP (1992) Potentiometric determination of the stability of $BaCu_2O_2$. In: Materials Science and Engineering B, 15 (1). pp. 63-66.

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Abstract

The thermodynamic stability of the compound $BaCu_2O_2$ was determined using a solid-state galvanic cell: Pt, $Ar+O_2,Cu_2O+BaCu_2O_2+BaF_2 \mid BaF_2 \mid BaF_2+BaO,O_2+Ar,$ Pt as a function of temperature in the range 970-1170 K. Single crystal $BaF_2$ was used as the solid electrolyte. The partial pressure of oxygen in the argon gas flowing over the electrodes was 1.27 Pa. The reversible e.m.f. of the cell can be expressed by E = 224-0.016T($\pm$1.8)mV. The Gibbs free energy of formation of barium cuprite from component oxides according to the reaction $BaO(s) + Cu_2O(s) \rightarrow BaCu_2O_2(s)$ is \Delta G° = -43 230 + 3.09T(\pm350)$J mol^{-1}$.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science B.V.
Keywords: Potentiometric;thermodynamic stability;galvanic cell
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2007
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:42
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/12766

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