Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 2002, 67, 1589-1595

Faradaic Impedance Study of Mn(II) Reduction Mechanism in NaClO4 and NaCl Solutions on Mercury Electrode

Barbara Marczewska*, Andrzej Persona and Marek Przegaliński

Faculty of Chemistry, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, PL 20-031 Lublin, Poland


The electrochemical reaction of the Mn(II)/Mn(Hg) system on mercury electrode was studied in 1 M NaClO4 and 1 M NaCl as supporting electrolytes of different complexing and adsorptive properties. The impedance measurements confirmed the two-stage electroreduction of the Mn(II) in investigated solutions. Both the apparent and the true rate constants of the second electron transfer in both supporting electrolytes are lower by one order of magnitude than the rate constant of the first electron transfer. Similar values of corrected rate constants in both electrolytes suggest the similarity in mechanism of the Mn(II) electroreduction.

Keywords: Two-step electroreduction; Faradaic impedance; Manganese; Kinetics; Electrochemistry.

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