Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1986, 51, 786-790

The optimization of the current sampling time in pulse polarography

Jorge Alfredo Bolzan

Instituto de Investigaciones Fisicoquímicas Teóricas y Aplicadas, (INIFTA), Suc. 4, C. Correo 16, 1900 La Plata Argentina


A method for computing the approximate value of the non-faradayic component of the total decay current in a pulse polarographic experiment is described. Undesirable effects of such component are discussed. The method employed is simpler than computing the non-faradayic current from RC measurements and has the advantage of being applied under actual polarographic working conditions.