Batch oscillations and spatial wave patterns in chlorite oscillating systems

Patrick De Kepper, Irving R. Epstein, Kenneth Kustin, Miklós Orbán

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As many as 50 oscillations may be observed in the potential of a redox or iodide sensitive electrode or in the absorbance of the starch-triiodide complex for a stirred solution containing chlorite, iodide, iodate, and malonic acid in the absence of external flows. Chlorite-iodate-thiosulfate solutions also exhibit batch oscillation. Repeated spatial wave patterns (trigger waves) may develop in initially homogeneous unstirred thin layers of ClO2--I--malonic acid solutions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)170-171
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of physical chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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