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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1982|
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