Kinetics of the photoaquation of Hexacyanoferrate(II) ion

Vilmos Gáspár, Mihály T. Beck

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Kinetics of the photoaquation of hexacyanoferrate(II) ion in aqueous solution were studied potentiometrically and spectrophotometrically. Supposing the simplest mechanism (see Fig. 3. in text), the photoaquation in alkaline medium can be well described. The value of the constants at pH = ll.0 are: ø = 0.8-1.0, k6 = (3.0 ± 0.5) × 10-8 s-1 and k-6 = 1.5 ± 0.2 mol-1 dm3 s-1. To describe the photoaquation in neutral medium t was extended (k′ = 3.33 x 102 mol-1 dm3s-1). The quantum yield in acidic medium can be calculated by combination of ø values of different protonated complexes. The reversibility of photoaquation in alkaline medium is also explained by the scheme.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)387-391
Number of pages5
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1983


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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