Kinetics and mechanism of the oxidation of hydroxylamine by iodine

Gyula Rábai, Mihály T. Beck

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The rate law for the iodine oxidation of hydroxylamine in acidic aqueous solution has been determined and a plausible mechanism is suggested. The reactivity of unprotonated hydroxylamine is much higher than that of the protonated form. The reaction is autoinhibitory: the rate is inversely proportional to the first and second power of the iodide concentration due to two pre-equilibria.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)573-576
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1982


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