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Thermodynamic properties of RhO2

Jacob, KT and Prusty, Debadutta (2010) Thermodynamic properties of RhO2. In: Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 507 (1). L17-L20.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2010.07.179

Abstract

A solid-state electrochemical cell, with yttria-stabilized zirconia as the electrolyte and pure O-2 gas at 0.1 MPa as the reference electrode, has been used to measure the oxygen chemical potential corresponding to the equilibrium between beta-Rh2O3 and RhO2 in the temperature range from 850 to 1050K. Using standard Gibbs energy of formation of beta-Rh2O3 available in the literature and the measured oxygen potential, the standard Gibbs free energy of formation of RhO2 is derived as a function of temperature: Delta G(f)degrees(RhO2)(+/- 71)/J mol(-1) = 238,418 + 179.89T Using an estimated value of Delta C-p degrees; for the formation reaction of RhO2 from its elements, the standard enthalpy of formation, standard entropy and isobaric heat capacity of RhO2 at 298.15 K are evaluated: Delta H-f degrees (298.15 K)(+/- 164)/kJ mol(-1) = -244.94, S degrees (298.15 K)(+/- 3.00)/J mol(-1) K-1 = 45.11 and C-p degrees(298.15 K)(+/- 2.6)1mol(-1) K-1 =64.28. (C) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Thermodynamic properties; Enthalpy; Entropy; Electromotive force (emf); Decomposition temperature; Stability
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2010 10:25
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2010 10:25
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/33661

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