Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1983, 48, 2735-2739

Approximation of adsorption heats of carbon monoxide on transition metals by means of an empirical model

Jiří Fuseka, Oldřich Štroufa and Karel Kuchynkab

a Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, 250 68 Řež
b The J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, 121 38 Prague 2


The class structure of transition metals chemisorbing carbon monoxide was determined by expressing the following fundamental parameters in the form of functions: The molar heat capacity, the 1st and 2nd ionization energy, the heat of fusion, Pauling electronegativity, the electric conductivity, Debye temperature, the atomic volume of metal. Adsorption heats have been predicted for twelve transition metals.