Development of Ideas about Mechanism of Chromium Dissolution

Issue 2(88) 2018
Pages 21-26

A.N. Podobayev, Moscow Polytechnic University, Moscow, Russian Federation

I.I. Reformatskaya, Academy of the State Fire Service EMERCOM of Russia, Moscow, Russian Federation

Keywords: chromium, dissolution mechanism, initial steps, adsorption, water


A new mechanism of anodic dissolution of chromium has been proposed and experimentally proved. The mechanism differs from those proposed earlier in that the initial stages of the process are in equilibrium and proceed with the participation of adsorbed water molecules. The final stage consisting in the oxidation of adsorbed Cr2+ ions to Cr3+ is a limiting one.