On the reaction between molten lithium perchlorate and chromium(III) oxide

A. Burcat, I. Pelly, M. Steinberg

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Abstract

The reaction at 300°C between molten lithium perchlorate and chromium(III) oxide gave lithium dichromate. When lithium perchlorate and chromium(III) oxide were in the formula weight ratio of 2:1 respectively, the chromium was oxidized completely into the hexavalent oxidation state, and only a negligible chloride percentage of 0·1 remained in the resulting lithium dichromate. Different formula weight ratios were taken for the reaction at 300°C. In the runs where the formula weight ratios of the perchlorate and oxide were lower than 2:1, the amount of chromium oxidized was higher than expected by the proposed route, and an explanation is given. Reactions with 51Cr2O3 showed that a very small amount of chromium volatilized. Results obtained from experiments both in vacuum and air were in very good agreement. A reaction mechanism is proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-51
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Inorganic and Nuclear Chemistry
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1968
Externally publishedYes

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