AJAC  Vol.4 No.6 A , June 2013
The Electroreduction of Gadolinium and Dysprosium Ions in Equimolar NaCl-KCl Melt

The mechanism of rare earth metals (Gd and Dy) chloride complexes electroreduction on the tungsten electrode in equimolar NaCl-KCl melt at 973 K has been studied by linear and cyclic voltammetry. Some kinetic parameters of processes were calculated. It was shown that the tungsten electrode was indifferent to gadolinium and dysprosium which were reduced on the surface. We found that the discharge mechanism of gadolinium and dysprosium chloride complexes was described by three-electron step when the steady-state conditions of polarization were limited by the mass transfer stage. The conditions of nonstationary polarization made the slowness of the charge transfer stage. The diffusion coefficient of gadolinium and dysprosium ions was calculated, the diffusion coefficient of GdCl3-6 ions was (0.9 ± 0.2) × 10-5 cm2.s-1, and for DYCI3-6 ions, it was (1.60 ± 0.2) × 10-5 сm2.s-1.

Cite this paper: H. Kushkhov, A. Uzdenova, M. Saleh, A. Qahtan and L. Uzdenova, "The Electroreduction of Gadolinium and Dysprosium Ions in Equimolar NaCl-KCl Melt," American Journal of Analytical Chemistry, Vol. 4 No. 6, 2013, pp. 39-46. doi: 10.4236/ajac.2013.46A006.

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