Kinetics and Mechanism of the Oxidation of Hexacyanoferrate(II) by Bromate

Gyula Rabai, Irving R. Epstein

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The kinetics of the reaction between Fe(CN)64-and Br03-have been studied spectrophotometrically in the pH range 3.6-5.8. A mechanism is proposed in which the active species is Fe(CN)5H203-. The mechanism accounts for the observed complex kinetics, including the dependence on reactant concentrations and the effects of light. Numerical simulations with this mechanism give excellent agreement with the experimental results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)732-736
Number of pages5
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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