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Abstract Volume 16 (2011) pp 202-205

Steel Wool Rusting in Pure Oxygen Atmosphere: A Simple Kinetic Experiment

Nataša Stavrevska, Vladimir M. Petruševski* and Vladimir Ivanovski

Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Ss Cyril and Methodius University, Arhimedova 5, PO Box 162, 1000 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, vladop@pmf.ukim.mk
Received May 12, 2011. Accepted July 16, 2011.

Published: 19 July 2011

Abstract. Under isothermal condition the rusting of steel wool (catalyzed by rinsing in saturated aqueous solution of ammonium chloride) follows, almost ideally, a zeroth order kinetics.

Key Words: Laboratories and Demonstrations; physical chemistry; steel wool; oxygen; rusting; marathon experiments; 0th order kinetics

(*) Corresponding author. (E-mail: vladop@pmf.ukim.mk)

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