Department of Synthetics Chemistry
Department of Industrial Chemistry, School of Engineering, Okayama University
Potential sweep voltammetries of Na(2)O·SiO(2) and Na(2)O·2SiO(2) at 730-1200°C were performed with the stationary platinum wire electrode and with the sweep rates of 40 and 120mV/sec. Although current-potential relation of Na(2)O . SiO(2) at 1200°C gave stationary S-shape pattern, those of the rest were transient modes with hysteresis. From the voltammetric considerations, a reversible oxygen electrode process where diffuion of free oxygen anion or silicate anion may be a rate-determining stage was tentatively proposed. Approximate estimations of decomposition voltage supported that a sole reaction process such as the decomposition of Na(2)O or indirect decomposition of
SiO(2) in the melt was most probable.