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Corrosion: Fundamentals, Testing, and Protection

Edited by
Stephen D. Cramer
Stephen D. Cramer
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Bernard S. Covino, Jr.
Bernard S. Covino, Jr.
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ASM International
Volume
13A
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-182-5
Publication date:
2003
Book Chapter

Aqueous Corrosion Reaction Mechanisms

By
François Huet
François Huet
Université Pierre et Marie Curie and UPR 15 of CNRS, “Laboratoire Interfaces et Systèmes Electrochimiques,” Université Pierre et Marie Curie
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Ricardo P. Nogueira
Ricardo P. Nogueira
Université Pierre et Marie Curie and UPR 15 of CNRS, “Laboratoire Interfaces et Systèmes Electrochimiques,” Université Pierre et Marie Curie
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Bernard Normand
Bernard Normand
Université Pierre et Marie Curie and UPR 15 of CNRS, “Laboratoire Interfaces et Systèmes Electrochimiques,” Université Pierre et Marie Curie
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Hisasi Takenouti
Hisasi Takenouti
Université Pierre et Marie Curie and UPR 15 of CNRS, “Laboratoire Interfaces et Systèmes Electrochimiques,” Université Pierre et Marie Curie
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Published:
2003
Page range:
52 - 60
Publication history
December 01, 2003

Abstract

Corrosion of metallic materials is governed by electrochemical kinetics, so that the general concepts developed for studying electrochemical reaction mechanisms may be applied to corrosion. This article presents the fundamental aspects of electrode kinetics. The processes of charge transfer taking place at the electrode interface within the double layer and of mass transport at the vicinity of the electrode surface are discussed. The article describes the corrosion processes, which involve anodic and cathodic reactions at specific electrode sites. Some experimental methods for devising a reliable reaction model are detailed. The article explains some reaction mechanisms for cathodic and anodic processes to illustrate the great variety of reaction mechanisms occurring at the electrode interface.

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François Huet, Ricardo P. Nogueira, Bernard Normand, Hisasi Takenouti, 2003. "Aqueous Corrosion Reaction Mechanisms", Corrosion: Fundamentals, Testing, and Protection, Stephen D. Cramer, Bernard S. Covino, Jr.

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