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ELECTROLYTIC CORROSION OF GOLD AND THE FORMATION OF Au//2(SO//4)//3 IN CONCENTRATED SULFURIC ACID.

January 1, 1985

The authors have examined the direct anodic oxidation of gold in concentrated H//2SO//4 to more fully understand the chemical reactions. Au//2(SO//4)//3 is unstable and cannot be isolated for chemical analysis, but our experiments are consistent with the formation of Au//2(SO//4)//3 in concentrated H//2SO//4, in which it is stable. Equations describing chemical reactions which are compatible with the experimental data are presented.

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Publication Year 1985
Title ELECTROLYTIC CORROSION OF GOLD AND THE FORMATION OF Au//2(SO//4)//3 IN CONCENTRATED SULFURIC ACID.
DOI
Authors Frank E. Senftle, Donald B. Wright
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Journal of the Electrochemical Society
Series Number
Index ID 70013315
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization