Coulometry. UNIT 5 ELECTROGRAVIMETRY AND. COULOMETRY. Structure. Introduction. Objectives. Electrogravimetric Analysis. Polarisation. Electrogravimetry: chemical analysis: Electrogravimetry: This method employs an electric current to deposit a solid on an electrode from a solution. Normally the. 1) Quantitative analysis (electrogravimetry) – very accurate & precise, only measurement operation is weighing, can get deposition reaction to go to any.
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7.2: Electrodeposition (Electrogravimetry)
Electrodeposition or electrogravimetry are two terms used to describe the same analysis method. The general procedure is to use something like a platinum electrode and apply a constant reducing potential that is sufficient to plate out a solid metal.
For example, this method could be used to plate out cadmium metal from solution by the reaction shown below. Analsis platinum is weighed before and after the plating step.
The difference in weight is solid cadmium and this amount can be related back to the concentration of cadmium in the original solution.
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Calculate potential values relative to a standard hydrogen electrode. The first thing to consider is the two relevant half reactions for the metal ions in this problem. This means that it may be possible to apply a reducing potential that is sufficient to plate out cadmium but not large enough to plate out any of the iron.
The next step is to focus on the plating of cadmium. We only need to consider the half reaction for cadmium for this calculation.
Note, this is the potential needed to start the plating of cadmium. As the cadmium plates out, the anqlysis will be lower than 0. That would mean that only 0.
So the potential needed to plate out The question we now need to answer is whether the potential needed to plate out This requires using the half reaction for iron: Since the potential needed to begin plating out iron — 0. The iron will plate out as well and interfere with the method.
Suppose the analhsis had 0. Is it possible to plate out Then we can solve for the potential that would just start the plating of chromium.
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Since the potential needed to begin plating out the chromium — 0. Setting the potential somewhere in the window between — 0. Solution The first thing to consider is the two relevant half reactions for the metal ions in this problem.