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Possible Use of Gallium as Negative Electrode in Galvanic Cells

Naturevolume 199pages806807 (1963) | Download Citation



FROM the electrochemical aspect gallium is notable for its relatively negative standard reference voltage, which for the equilibrium : amounts to −1.22 V (NHE)1. Apart from its low equivalent weight of 23 g/F, another remarkable feature is the high polarization with respect to hydrogen2, which results in it having a high resistance to corrosion, in spite of its base character.

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    Latimer, W. M., Oxidation Potentials (New York, 1952).

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    Christov, S. G., and Rajceva, S., Z. Elektrochem., 66, 484 (1962).

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    Schwabe, K., Z. phys. Chem., 211, 270 (1959).

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    Guth, E., Telschow, C. G., and Plust, H. G., Brown, Boveri Rev., 49, 20 (1962).

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