On the shape of the cyclic voltammetry peaks of species irreversibly adsorbed on electrode surfaces

H. Gerischer, Daniel Alberto Scherson

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A theory has been developed which accounts for certain deviations from the ideal cyclic voltammetric behavior of molecules adsorbed irreversibly on electrode surfaces. This new model considers explicitly the interactions of the electric field at the interface with the permanent dipole moment of the adsorbed species. Good quantitative agreement has been obtained with experimental data reported earlier in the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-38
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Electroanalytical Chemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1985 Jul 10
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Electrochemistry

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