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Metallurgy – the entire scientific and technological processes used for isolation of the metal from their ores. The extraction and isolation of metals from ores involve the following major steps.
1. Concentration of the ore
2. Isolation/extraction of the metal from its concentrated ore and
3. Purification or refining of the metals

Minerals:
Naturally occuring chemical substance in the earth’s crust obtainable by mining.

Plus Two Chemistry Notes Chapter 6 General Principle and Processes of Isolation of Elements

Ores:
minerals from which the metals are economically and profitably extracted. All ores are minerals but all minerals are not ores.

Gangue :
earthly matter or unwanted materials present in ore.

Occurrence of Metals :
Metals are present in earth’s crust as oxides, sulphides, carbonates etc.
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Concentration (dressing or benefaction) of Ores:
process of removal of gangue or matrix from the ore. The different process used are:

Hydraulic Washing or Gravity Seperation:
It is based on the differences in gravities. An upward stream of running water is used to wash the powdered ore. The lighter gangue particles are washed away and the heavier ores are left behind.

Magnetic Separation:
It is based on differences in magnetic properties of the ore components. It is carried out if either the ore or the gangue is capable of being attracted by the magnetic field. The powdered ore is carried on a conveyer belt which passes over a magnetic roller.

Froth Floatation Method:
used to separate sulphide ore from the gangue. Here a suspension of the powdered sulphide ore is agitated with collectors and froth stabilisers by passing a forceful current of air. The froth formed which carries the mineral particles is skimmed off and then dried.

‘Depressants’ are used to separate two sulphide ores. e.g. in case of an ore containing ZnS and PbS, the depressant used is NaCN. It selectively prevents ZnS from coming to the froth but allows PbS to come with the froth.

Leaching:
a method of ore concentration by dissolving the ore in a suitable solvent.

a) Leaching of Alumina from Bauxite:
The powdered bauxite ore is digested with concentrated solution of NaOH at 473-523 K and 35 – 36 bar pressure. The Al2O3 is leached out as sodium aluminate leaving the impurities behind. But the impurity SiO2 is also leached out as sodium silicate.
Al2O3 (S)+ 2 NaOH(aq) +3H2O(l) → 2Na[Al(OH)4](aq)

The aluminate solution is neutralised with CO2 gas and hydrated Al2O3 precipitated. At this stage, the slution is seeded with freshly prepared samples of hydrated Al2O3 which induces the precipitation. The sodium silicate remains in the solution.
2Na[Al(OH)4](aq) + CO2(g) → Al2O3 + xH2O(s) + 2 NaHCO3(aq)

The hydrated alumina is filtered, dried and heated to give back pureAl2O3.
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Plus Two Chemistry Notes Chapter 6 General Principle and Processes of Isolation of Elements

b) Other example:
In the metallurgy of silver and gold, the ore is treated with a dilute solution of NaCN or KCN. Later the metal ion in the solution is replaced by Zn metal, which acts as the reducing agent.
4M(s) + 8CN(aq) + 2 H2O(aq) + O2(g) → 4[M(CN)2](aq) + 4 OH(aq) (M = Ag or Au)
2[M(CN)2](aq) + Zn(s) [Zn(CN)4]2-(aq) + 2 M(s)

Extraction of Crude Metal from Concentrated Ore:
The concentrated ore must be converted to oxide and then reduced to metal. It involves two steps.
a) Conversion to Oxide
i) Calcination:
process in which the ore is heated strongly in the absence of air.
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ii) Roasting:
process of heating the ore in a regular supply of air in a furnace at a temperature below the melting point of the metal.
2 ZnS + 3O2 → 2 ZnO + 2SO2
2PbS + 3O2 → 2PbO + 2SO2
2CU2S + 3O2 → 2Cu2O + 2SO2

Flux:
substance which combines with gangue present in the ore and form easily fusible materials called the slag.
Flux + Gangue → Slag (fusible)
FeO + SiO2 → FeSiO3 (Slag)

b) Reduction of Oxide to the Metal:
The metal oxide is reduced by reducing agents (e.g. C, CO or even another metal) which combine with the oxygen of, the metal oxide.
MxOy + yC → xM + yCO

Thermodynamic Principles of Metallurgy:
All those metals which have more negative Gibbs energies of formation of their oxides can reduce the oxides of other metals whose Gibbs energies of formation are less negative.

Ellingham Diagram:
graph of variation of ∆rGΘ vs. T for the formation of metal oxide from metals.
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When the value of ∆G is negative in the equation ∆G = ∆H —T∆S then the reaction will proceed. If ∆S is positive, on increasing the temperature(T), the value of T∆S would increase (∆H < T∆S) and then AG will become -ve.

If the reactants and products of the coupled reaction (reduction of the metal oxide and oxidation of the reducing agent) are put together in a system and the net ∆G of the two possible reacfions is -ve, the overall reaction will occur.

Applications of Ellingham Diagram

  1. It provides a sound basis for considering the choice of reducing agent in the reduction of oxides.
  2. It helps in predicting the feasibility of thermal reduction of an ore.

Limitations of Ellingham Diagram

  1. It does not say about the kinetics of the reduction process.
  2. The interpretations of ∆rGΘ is based on equilibrium constant, K. Thus it is presumed that the reactants and products are in equilibrium. But this is not always true due to changes in entropy values associated with phase transformations.

a) Extraction of Iron from its Oxides:
The concentrated ore is mixed with lime stone and coke and fed into a Blast furnace from its top. Here the oxide is reduced to metal.
FeO(s) + C(s) → Fe(s/ \(\ell \)) + CO(g)

Two simpler reactions such as reduction of FeO and oxidation of coke(C) are are coupled in this process so that the Gibbs energy change of the net reaction is negative.

In Blast furnace, above 710 °C (983 K) coke (C) reduces FeO to Fe. At temperatures below 710 °C (983 K) CO reduces Fe3O4 and Fe2O3to FeO. Hot air is blown from the bottom of the furnace and coke is burnt to give temperature up to 2200 K.

Reactions at lower temperature range (500 – 800 K) –
3Fe2O3 + CO → 2Fe3O4 + CO2
Fe3O4 + 4CO → 3Fe + 4CO2
Fe2O3 + CO → 2FeO + CO2

Reactions athighertemperature range (900 -1500 K) –
C + CO2 → 2CO
FeO + CO → Fe + CO2

Lime stone is decomposed to CaO which removes silicate impurity of the ore as slag.
CaCO3 → CaO + CO2
CaO + SiO2 → CaSiO3

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Pig iron – iron obtained from the blast furnace which containes about 4% carbon and many impurities.
Cast iron – It contains 3% carbon.
Wrought iron or malleable iron – purest form of commercial iron.

Preparation of Wrought Iron:
It is prepared from; cast iron by oxidising impurities in a reverberatory furnace lined with haematite, which oxidises C to CO.
Fe2O3 + 3C → 2Fe + 3CO

Limestone is added as a flux and S, Si and P are oxidised and passed into the slag. The metal is • recovered and freed from the slag by passing through
rollers.

b) Extraction of Copper:
The sulphide ore (Cu2S) is roasted to give oxide (Cu2O).
2Cu2S + 3O2 → 2Cu2O + 2SO2

The oxide can then be easily reduced to metallic copper using coke. This is because the Cu,Cu2O line is almost at the top in the Ellingham diagram.
Cu2O + C → 2Cu + CO

The ore is heated in a reverberatory furnace after mixing with silica. The iron oxide ‘slags of as iron silicate and copper forms copper matte. This contains Cu2S and FeS. Matte is heated in silica lined converter. The remaining Fe is converted to FeSiO3. The remaining Cu2S and Cu2O undergoes self oxidation-reduction to form blister copper.
2Cu2O + Cu2S → 6 Cu + SO2

The solidified copper obtained has blistered appearance due to the evolution of SO2 and so it is called blister copper.

c. Extraction of Zinc from Zinc Oxide:
ZnO is reduced to metallic Zn by heating with coke.
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The metal is distilled of and collected by rapid chilling.

Electrochemical Principles of Metallurgy:
The metal ions in solution or molten state are reduced by electrolysis or adding some reducing element. For the reduction to be feasible E® should be positive so that ∆GΘ is negative (∆GΘ = – nFEΘ)- During electrolysis, the less reactive metal will come out of the solution and the more reactive metal will go to the solution, e.g.
Cu2+(aq) + Fe(s) → Cu(s) + Fe2+(aq)

More reactive metals have large negative EΘ values. So their reduction is difficult. Sometimes a flux is added for making the molten mass more conducting.

Extraction of Aluminium (Hall-Heroult Process):
Purified Al2O3 is mixed with Na3AlF6 or CaF2 to lower the melting point of the mix and bring conductivity. The fused matrix is electrolysed. Steel cathode and graphite anode are used.
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The electrode reactions are:
At cathode : Al3+(melt) + 3e → Al(l)
At anode : C(s) + O2-(melt) → CO(g) + 2e
C(s) + 2O2- (melt) → CO2(g) + 4e

Disadvantage:
For each kg of aluminium produced, about 0.5 kg of carbon anode is burnt away as CO and CO2.
The overall reaction is,
2Al2O3 + 3C → 4Al + 3 CO2

Refining:
For obtaining high purity metal, several techniques are used.

a) Distillation:
The impure metal is evaporated to get pure metal, e.g. low boiling metals like Zn, Hg

b) Liquation:
low melting metals like tin and lead are made to flow on sloping surface and thus seperated from high melting impurities.

c) Electrolytic Refining:
Anode – impure metal, Cathode – strip of same metal in pure form, Electrolyte – soluble salt of the same metal. On electrolysis pure metal is deposited at the cathode.
e.g. Electrolytic refining of Cu.

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Anode:
impure Cu, Cathode: pure Cu strip, Electrolyte: acidified solution of CuSO4

During electrolysis Cu in the pure form istransfered from the anode to the cathode. Impurities deposit as anode mud which contains valuable elements like Sb, Se, Te, Ag, Au and Pt. Recovery of these elements meets the cost of refining.

Zn is also refined by electrolytic process.

d) Zone Refining:
This method is based on the principle that the impurities are more soluble in the melt than in the solid state of the metal. A circular mobile heater is fixed atone end of a rod of the impure metal. The molten zone moves along with the heater. As the heater moves forward, the pure metal crystallises out of the melt. The process is repeated several times. At one end impurities get concentrated. This end is cut off. e.g., Ge, Si, B, Ga and In.

e) Vapour Phase Refining:
the metal is converted into its volatile compound. It is then decomposed to give pure metal.

Requirements for vapour phase refining:
1. The metal should form a volatile compound with an available reagent.
2. The volatile compound should be easily decomposable, so that the recovery is easy.

i) Mond Process for Refining Nickel:
Nickel is heated in a stream of CO forming a volatile complex, nickel tetracarbonyl.

The nickel tetracarbonyl is heated at high temperature so that it is decomposed to give pure Ni.

ii) van Arkel Method for Refining Zr or Ti:
The crude metal is heated in an evacuated vessel with l2. The metal iodide being more covalent, volatilises.
Zr + 2l2 → Zrl4 (volatile)

The metal iodide is decomposed on a tungsten filament at 1800 K. The pure metal is deposited on the filament.
Zrl4 → Zr + 2l2

Similarly, Ti can be purified.
Ti + 2l2 → Til4 (volatile)
Til4 → Ti + 2 l2

f) Chromatographic Methods:
based on the principle that different components of a mixture are differently adsorbed on an adsorbent.The mixture containing different metal ions are added into the chromatographic column. Different components are adsorbed at different levels on the column. The adsorbed components are removed (eluted) by using suitable solvents (eluant). Column chromatography is very useful for purification of elements which are available in minute quantities, e.g. Inner transition metals are refined by this method.

Uses of Aluminium, Copper, Zinc and Iron
1. Aluminium:
aluminium foils are used as wrappers for chocolates, fine dust of Al is used in paints and lacqures, in the extraction of Cr and Mn from thier oxides, as electricity conductors, for making alloys, e.g. Duralumin (Al + Mg), Alnico (Al + Ni + Co).

2. Copper:
for making wires used in electrical industry, for making water pipes and steam pipes, for making alloys, e.g. brass (Cu + Zn), bronze (Cu + Sn)

3. Zinc:
for galvanising iron, in batteries, as constituent of many alloys, e.g. brass (Cu – 60%, Zn – 40%), german silver (Cu 25-30%, Zn-25-30%, Ni 40 – 50%), zinc dust is used as a reducing agent in the manufacture of dye-stuffs, paints etc.

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4. Iron:
Cast lron:
for casting stoves, railway sleepers, gutter pipes, toys etc; in the manufacture of wrought iron and steel

Wrought Iron:
in making anchors, wires, bolts, chains and agricultural implements.

Steel:
Nickel steel is used for making cables, automobiles and aeroplane parts, pendulum, measuring tapes; Chrome steel is used for cutting tools and crushing machines; Stainless steel is used for cycles, automobiles, utensils, pens etc.

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Surface chemistry deals with phenomena that occurs at the surfaces or interfaces.

Adsorption:
accumulation of molecular species at the surface rather than in the bulk of a solid or liquid, it is a surface phenomenon, e.g. Moisture gets adsorbed on silica gel.

Adsorbate:
molecular species or substance, which accumulates at the surface.

Adsorbent:
material on the surface of which adsorption takes place, e.g. Charcoal, Silica gel, etc.

Desorption:
process of removing adsorbed substance from the surface of adsorbent.

Difference between Adsorption and Absorption:
Adsorption –
the substance is concentrated only at the surface and does not penetrate to the bulk of the adsorbent.

Absorption –
the substance is uniformly distributed throughout the bulk of the solid, e.g. Moisture gets absorbed on anhydrous CaCl2 while adsorbed on silical gel.

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Sorption:
term used when both adsorption and absorption take place simultaneously.

Mechanism of Adsorption :
The unbalanced or residual attractive forces are responsible for attracting the adsorbate particle on adsorbent surface. During adsorption energy decreases, therefore adsorption is exothermic process, i.e., ∆H of adsorption (heat of adsorption) is always negative. The entropy of the system also decreases (∆S = – ve).

Types of Adsorption:
1. Physical Adsorption (Physisorption):
Here the adsorbed molecules are held on the surface of the adsorbent by physical forces such as van der Waals’ forces. It is reversed by reducing pressure or by heating.

Characteristics:
Lack of specificity, easily liquifiable gases readily adsorbed, reversible in nature, extent of adsorption increases with increase in surface area of adsorbent, enthalpy of adsorption quite low (20 – 40 kJ mol’ ).

2. Chemical Adsorption (Chemisorption):
the forces of interaction between the adsorbent and adsorbate are chemical in nature. It cannot be easily reversed.

Characteristics:
High specificity, irreversibility, increases with increase in surface area, enthalpy of adsorption is high (80 -240 kJ mol”1).

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Sometimes physisorption and chemisorption occur simultaneously and it is not easy to ascertain the type of adsorption. A physisorption at low temperature may pass into chemisorption as the temperature is increased. For example, dihydrogen is first adsorbed on Ni by van der Waals’forces. Molecules of hydrogen then dissociate to form hydrogen atoms which are held on the surface by chemisorption.

Comparison of Physisorption and Chemisorption

Physisorption Chemisorption
1) Arises because of van der Waals’ force 1) Caused by chemical bond formation
2) Not specific 2) Highly specific
3) Reversable 3) Irreversible
4) More easily liquefiable gases are adsorbed readily. 4) Gases which can react with the adsorbent show chemisorption.
5) Enthalpy of adsorption is low (20-40 kJ mol’1) 5) Enthalpy of adsorption is high (80-240 kJ mol-1)
6) Low temperature is favourable. It decreases with increase of temperature 6) Hig temperature is favourable. It increases with increase of temperature
7) No appreciable activation energy is needed. 7) High activation energy is sometimes needed.
8) Increases with an increase of surface area. 8) Increases with an increase of surface area.
9) Results into multimolecular layers on adsorbent surface under high pressure. 9) Results into unimolecular layer

Adsorption Isotherms:
The variation in the amount of gas adsorbed by the adsorbent with pressure at constant temperature can be expressed by means of a curve termed as adsorption isotherm.

Freundlich Adsorption isotherm:
empirical relation between the quantity of gas adsorbed by unit mass of the solid adsorbant and pressure at a particular temperature.
x/m = k.P1/n (n > 1)
x → mass of the gas adsorbed
m → mass of adsorbent
‘k’ and ‘n’ are constants which depend on the nature of the adsorbent and the gas at a particular temperature.
OR log x/m = log k + \(\frac{1}{n}\) log P
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Adsorption from Solution Phase:
Freundlich’s equation approximately describes the behaviour of adsorption from solution.
\(\frac{x}{m}\) = k.C1/n m
C – equilibrium concentration
log x/m = log k + \(\frac{1}{n}\) log C
Plotting log x/m vs log C a straight line is obtained

Applications of Adsorption:
Production of high vacuum, in Gas masks – activated charcoal is filled in gas mask to adsorb poisonous gases, for removal of colouring matter from solution in heterogeneous catalysis, in chromatographies analysis, in froth floatation process.

Catalysis :
The process of altering the rate of chemical reaction by the addition of a foreign substance (catalyst) is called catalysis, e.g. MnO2 acts as a catalyst in the thermal decomposition of KClO3.

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Promoters:
substances that enhance the activity of a catalyst, e.g. In Haber’s process, iron is used as catalyst and molybdenum acts as a promoter.
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Poisons:
substances which decrease the activity of a catalyst.

Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis
a) Homogeneous Catalysis:
When the reactants and catalyst are in the same phase, the process is said to be homogeneous catalysis.
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Here both the reactants and the catalyst are in the liquid phase.

Heterogeneous Catalysis:
If the reactants and the catalyst are in different phase, the catalysis known as heterogeneous catalysis.
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Here reactants are gaseous state while the catalysts are in the solid state.

Important Features of Solid Catalysts
a) Activity:
ability of catalysts to accelerate a chemical reaction.
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But pure mixture of H2 and O2 does not react at all in the absence of a catalyst.

b) Selectivity:
ability of a catalyst to direct a reaction to yield a particular product.

e.g. CO and H2 combine to form different products by using different catalysts.
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Shape Selective Catalysis by Zeolites:
The catalytic reaction that depends upon the pore structure of the catalyst and size of the reactant and the product molecules.

Zeolites are good shape-selective catalysts because of their honey comb-like structures. Zeolites are widely used in petrochemical industries for cracking and isomerisation of hydrocarbon.
e.g. ZSM – 5 – which convert alcohols into petrol.

Enzyme Catalysis:
Enzymes are biological catalysts. They catalyse biological reaction in animals and plants to maintain life. e.g.

  1. Invertase – Cane sugar into glucose and fructose
  2. Zymase – Glucose into alcohols
  3. Maltase – Maltose into glucose
  4. Diastase – Starch into maltose
  5. Cellulase – Cellulose into glucose
  6. Urease – Urea into NH3 and CO2

Characteristics:
Highly efficient, highly specific in nature, highly active under optimum temperature, highly active under optimum pH

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Mechanism (Lock and key model)
The molecules of the reactant (substrate), which have complementary shape, fit into the cavities on the surface of enzyme particles just like a key fits into a lock. The enzyme catalysed reactions proceeds in two steps:
Step -1 :
Binding of enzyme to sutbstrate to form an activated complex.
E + S → ES*
Step-2 :
Decomposition of the activated complex to form product.
ES* → E + P

Catalysts in Industry

  1. Finely divided iron with molybdenum as promoter in Haber’s process. (New catalyst: a mixture of iron oxide, potassium oxide and alumina)
  2. Platinised asbestos in Ostwald’s process
  3. Platinised asbestos or V205 in Contact process

Colloids:
Heterogeneous system in which one substance is dispersed (dispersed phase) as very fine particles in another substance called dispersion medium, e.g. Starch, Gelatin. In colloids the particle size (diameter) is between 1nm and 1000 nm.

Classification of Colloids:
i) Based on physical state of dispersed phase and dispersion medium:
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ii) Based on Nature of Interaction between Dispersed Phase and Dispersion Medium:
1. Lyophilic (solvent attracting) Colloids:
there is strong interaction between the dispersed phase and dispersion medium. They are reversible sols. e.g. Starch, gelatin, albumin etc.

2. Lyophobic (solvent repelling) Colloids:
there is little or no interaction between the dispersed phase and dispersion medium. They are also irreversible colloids and are not stable.

iii) Based on Types of Particle of the Dispersed Phase
a) Multimolecular Colloids :
the individual particles consist of an aggregate of atoms or small molecules with molecular size less than 1 nm, the particles are held together by van der Waals’ forces, e.g. Sulphur sol, Gold sol etc.

b) Macromolecular Colloids :
the particles of dispersed phase are sufficiently big in size, maybe in the colloidal range, e.g. Starch, cellulose, proteins.

c) Associated Colloids (Micelles):
colloids which behave as normal strong electrolytes at low concentration but get associated at higher concentrations and behaves as colloidal solutions. The associated particle formed are called micelles.
e.g. Soap, detergents etc.

The formation of micelles take place only above a particular temperature called Kraft temperature (Tk.) and above a particular concentration called Critical Micelle Concentration(CMC).

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Mechanism of micelle formation –
In soaps, the RCOO ions are present on the surface with their COO groups in water and R staying away from it and remain at the surface. At CMC, the anions are pulled into the bulk of the solution and aggregate to form ‘ionic micelle’ having spherical shape with R pointing towards the centre of the sphere and COO part remaining outward on the surface of the sphere.

Preparation of Colloids
a) Chemical Methods
Some examples:
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b) Electrical Disintegration or Bredig’s Arc Method
Metallic sols can be prepared by striking an arc between two electrodes of the metal, immersed in the dispersion medium. The metal is vapourised by the arc which then condenses to form particles of colloidal size. e.g. Gold sol, Platinum sol, Silver sol etc.

c) Peptization:
process of converting a precipitate into colloidal sol by shaking it with dispersion medium in the presence of small amount of electrolyte (peptizing agent), e.g. Freshly prepared Fe(OH)3 is peptized by adding small quantity of FeCI3 solution (peptizing agent).

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Mechanism of peptization –
During peptization, the precipitate adsorbs one of the ions of the electrolyte on its surface. This causes the development of positive or negative charge on precipitates, which ultimately break up into smaller particles of the size of a colloid.

Purification of Colloids:
process of reducing the amount of impurities to a requisite minimum from the colloids.
i) Dialysis:
process of removing a dissolved substance from a colloid by means of diffusion through a suitable membrane.

ii) Electro-dialysis:
process of dialysis in presence of an applied electric field. It is faster and is applicable if the dissolved substance in the impure colloid is only an electrolyte. The ions present in the colloid migrate out to the oppositely charged electrodes.

iii) Ultrafilteration:
process of separating the colloidal particles from the solvent and soluble solutes present in the colloid by ultra filters. The ultra filter paper is prepared by soaking the filter paper in a colloidion solution (4% solution of nitro cellulose in a mixture of alcohol and ether). It is then hardened by formaldehyde and finally dried.

Properties of Colloids
1) Colligative Properties:
values of colligative properties as smaller due to smaller number of particles.

2) Tyndall Effect (Optical Property):
phenomenon of the scattering of light by colloidal particles.

Conditions for observing Tyndall effect:
1. The diameter of the dispersed particles is not much smaller than the wavelength of the light used; and

2. The refractive indices of the dispersed phase and the dispersion medium differ greatly in magnitude. The ultramicroscope used to observe the light scattered by colloidal particles is based on Tyndall effect.

The colour of the sky can be explained by Tyndall effect. The dust and other colloids present in the atmosphere scatter the light. Only blue light reaches to our eyes.

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3) Colour:
It depends on the wavelength of lighty scattered by the dispersed particles which in turn depends on the size and nature of the particles and changes with the manner in which the observer receives the light, e.g. a mixture of milk and water appears blue when viewed by the reflected light and red when viewed by transmitted light.

4) Brownian Movement:
The constant zig-zag movement of the colloidal particles. It is due to the unbalanced bombardment of the particles by the molecules of the dispersion medium. It does not permit the particles to settle and is responsible for the stability of sols. ,

5) Charge on Colloidal Particles:
Colloidal particles carry an electric charge.
Positive charged sols: Al2O3. xH2O, CrO3.xH20, basic dye stuffs, blood (Haemoglobin) etc.

Negatively charged sols:
Metal sols (Cu, Ag, Au), metallic sulphides, acid dyes stuffs, starch, gelatin.

Reason for charge:
It is due to
i) electron capture by sol particles during electrodispersion of metals,
ii) preferential adsorption of ions from solution and/ or
iii) formulation of electrical double layer.

Helmholtz Electrical Double Layer:
combination of two layers of opposite charges around the colloidal particle. The first layer of ions is firmly held and is termed fixed layer while the second layer is mobile which is termed as diffused layer.

Electrokinetic Potential or Zeta Potential:
It is the potential difference between the fixed layer and the diffused layer of opposite changes in the electrical ‘ double layer.

Significance of Charge on Colloidal Particles:
provides stability to the colloid because the repulsive forces between charged particles having same charge prevent them from coalescing or aggregating when they come closer to one another.

6) Electrophoresis:
lled anaphoresis and that of cathode is called cataphoresis.

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Coagulation/Flocculation/Precipitation:
process of settling of colloidal particles by the addition of electrolyte.

Coagulation of lyophobic sols can be carried out by the following ways:
Electrophoresis, mutual coagulation (mixing two oppositely charged sols), boiling, persistent dialysis, addition of electrolytes, etc.

Addition of electrolytes –
Colloids interact with ion carrying charge opposite to that present on themselves. This causes neutralisation leading to their coagulation.

Hardy – Schulze Rule:
the greater the valence of the flocculating ion added, the greater is its power to cause precipitation.

The ion having opposite charge to sol particles (coagulating ion) cause coagulation.

In the coagulation of negative sol, the flocculating power is in the order: Al3+ > Ba2+ > Na+

In the coagulation of positive sol, the flocculating power in the order:
[Fe(CN)6]4- > PO43- > SO42-> Cl

Protective Colloids:
the lyophilic sol used for protection of lyophobic sol.

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Emulsions:
liquidin liquid colloidal systems i.e., the dispersion of finely divided droplets in another liquid. There are two types of emulsions.
1) Oil dispersed in water (O/W type):
water acts as dispersion medium, e.g. Milk, Vanishing cream.

2) Water dispersed in oil (W/O type):
oil, acts as dispersion medium.e.g. Butter, Creams, Cod liveroil Emulsification – process of making an emulsion. Emulsion may be obtained by vigourously agitating a mixture of both liquids.

Emulsifying agent or emulsifier –
substance used to stabilise an emulsion. It forms an interfacial film between suspended particles and the medium, e.g.

Emulsifying agents for O/W emulsions :
Proteins, gums, natural and synthetic soaps etc.

Emulsifying agents for W/O emulsions:
Heavy metal salts of fatty acids, long chain alcohols, lampblack etc.

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Colloids Around Us :
Fog, mist and rain; food materials, blood, soils, formation of delta.

Application of Colloids
I) In Medicine:
Colloidal medicines are more effective because they have large surface area and are, therefore, easily assimilated, e.g. Colloidal silver (Argyrol) – as eye lotion, Colloidal antimony – in curing Kalaazar, Colloidal gold – for intramuscular injection. Milk of magnesia – in stomach disorder.

II) In industries :
Electrical precipitation of smoke – by Cottrell smoke precipitator, purification of water, tanning, cleansing action of soaps and detergents (micelle formation), photographic plates and films, rubber industry and Industrial products.

Plus Two Chemistry Notes Chapter 4 Chemical Kinetics

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Chemical kinetics is the branch of chemistry which deals with the study of the velocity of chemical reactions and their mechanism.

Rate of a Chemical Reaction :
amount of chemical change per unit time.

Average Rate of Reaction:
change in concentration of any one of the reactants or products per unit time. Unit of rate of a reaction mol L-1 s-1 Fora reaction, R → P
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Instantaneous Rate of Reaction:
the rate of change in concentration of any one of the reactants or products at a particular instant of time for a gven temperature. It may be expressed as \(\frac{dx}{dt}\) where dx is the change in concentration at the instant dt.
For the reaction aA + bB → cC + dD
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Graphically,- instantaneous rate = slope of the tangent drawn to the concentration vs time graph

corresponding to the time t. i.e., rinst = \(\frac{dx}{dt}\) , where dx and dt are the intercepts.

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Factors affecting rate of reaction:
Concentration of reactants, Nature of reactants and products, Temperature, Pressure (for gaseous reactants), Presence of catalyst, Presence of light (radiation)

Rate Expression and Rate Constant:
According to law of mass action, the rate of a chemical reaction is proportional to the product of molar concentrations of the reactants.
Consider a general reaction.
aA + bB → cC + dD
Rate α [A]x [B]y

where exponents ‘x’ and ‘y’ may or may not be equal to ‘a’ and ‘b’ respectively.
The above equation is also written as.
Rate = k[A]x [B]v
or \(\frac{-\mathrm{d}[\mathrm{R}]}{\mathrm{dt}}\) = k[A]x [B]v
where ‘k’ is a proportionality constant called rate constant. The equation is known as rate expression or rate law.

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Rate law:
expression in which reaction rate is given in temis of molar concentration of reactants with each term raised to some power, which may or may not be same as the stiochiometric coefficient of the reacting species in a balanced chemical equation.

Order of Reaction :
sum of powers of the concentration of the reactants in the rate law expression. Considers general reaction,
aA + bB → cC + dD
Rate = k[A]x [B]v
Order = x + y

Example: H2 + l2 → 2 HI
Rate = k[H2]¹ [l2]¹, Order = 1 + 1 = 2

Order of a reaction is an experimentally determined quantity. It may be zero, whole number, fractional and even negative.
Elementary reactions –
reactions taking place in one step.

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Complex reactions –
reactions involving a sequence of elementary reactions. These may be consecutive reactions, reverse reactions and side reactions.

Some example of reactions of different orders: First Order:
i) Decomposition of N2O5
N2O2 → 2NO2 + ½ O2
Or 2N2O5 → NO2 + O2
Rate = k[N2O5

ii) Decomposition of NH4NO2 in aqueous solution.
NH4NO2 → N2 + 2H2O
Rate = k[NH4NO2

Second order:
i. 2NO2 → 2NO + O2 Rate = k[NO2
ii. H2 + l2 → 2Hl Rate = k[H2]¹[l2

Third order:
i. 2NO + O2 → 2NO2
Rate = k[NO]² [O2
ii. 2NO2 + Cl2 → 2NOCl + O2
Rate = k[NO2]² [Cl2
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Units of Rate Constant:
For an nth order reaction, the unit of rate constant is given by the formula, mol1-n Ln-1 s-1

Molecularity of a Reaction :
number of reacting species (atoms, ions or molecules) taking part in an elementary reaction, which collide simultaneously in order to bring about a chemical reaction. It is always a whole number.

Reactions which involve simultaneous collision between two species are bimolecular.

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When one reacting species is involved in the reaction, it is unimolecular.
Example:
NH4NO2 → N2 +2H2O
O3 → O2 + O

Reactions which involve simultaneous collision between two species are bimolecular.
Example:
2 Hl → H2 + l2

Reactions which involve simultaneous collision between three species are trimolecular or termolecular.
Example :
2 NO + O2 → 2 NO2

The probability that more than 3 molecules can collide and react simultaneously is very small. Hence, molecularity greaterthan 3 is not observed.
In a complex reaction, the slowest step in a reaction determine the rate of reaction, i.e., slowest step is the rate determining step.

Difference between order and molecularity

Order Molecularity
1. It is sum of the powers of the concentration terms in the rate law expression. 1. It is the number of reacting species undergoing simultaneous collision in the reaction.
2. It is determined experimentally. 2. It is a theoretical concept.
3. It can be a whole number, zero or even fraction. 3. It always a whole number.
4. It gives some idea about reaction machanism. 4. It does not tell us the reaction mechanism.

Integrated Rate Equation :
Integrated rate equation gives a relation between concentrations at different times and rate constant.

Zero Order Reaction :
The rate of reaction is independent of the concentration of the reactants.

For a zero order reaction, R → P,
d[R] = – kdt
[R] = – kt + [R]0 ………….. (1)
or \(k=\frac{[R]_{0}-[R]}{t}\)

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Equation (1) is of the form y = mx + c, equation for a straight line. If we plot [R] versus t, we get a straight line with slope = -k and intercept equal to [R]0

Note:
R0 initial concentration of reacting species (i.e., at time = 0)
R → concentration of reacting species (i.e., at time = t)
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First Order Reaction
Fora reaction, R → P
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If we plot a graph between log [R]<sub>0</sub>/[R] vs ‘t’ we get a straight line with slope = k/2.303
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All natural and artificial radioactive decay take place by first order kinetics.

Half-Life of a Reaction (t½):
time required to reduce the concentration of a reactant to half of its initial concentration.
Forzero order reaction,
\(t_{1 / 2}=\frac{[R]_{0}}{2 k}\)
Derivation.
For a zero order reaction R → P, the rate constant is given by the equation,
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Derivation:
For a first order reaction R → P, the rate constant is given by the equation,
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For first order reactio t½ is independent of [R]0.

Pseudo First Order Reaction :
Reaction which appear to be of higher order but actually follow lower order kinetics.

Example:
Acid hydrolysis of ethylacetate.
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Rate = k[CH3-COOC2H5]

Since the concentration of H2O is quite large and does not change appreciably, it does not appear in the rate law.
Another example: Inversion of cane sugar in presence of dilute acids.
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Temperature Dependence of the Rate of a Reaction :
The rate of the reaction increases considerably with increase in temperature. For a chemical reaction with rise in temperature by 10°, the rate constant is nearly doubled.

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Temperature Coefficient –
The ratio between the rate constant of a reaction at two temperatures differing by 10°.

Arrhenius Equation –
The temperature dependence of the rate of a chemical reaction can be explained by Arrhenius equation.
k = A e-Ea/RT
A → Arrhenius factor or frequency factor or pre-exponential factor
Ea → Activation energy in J mol-1
R → Gas constant
T → Temperature in kelvin

Activation energy (Ea)-
The energy required to form activated complex or intermediate. Some energy is released when the complex decomposes to form products.
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Most probable kinetic energy –
kinetic energy of maximum fraction of molecules. The peak of the Boltzmann-Maxwell curve corresponds to this.
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From the Arrhenius equation,
In k = In A \(\frac{E_{a}}{R T}\)
A polt of In k vs. \(\frac{1}{T}\)
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If k1 and k2 are the rate constants at temperatures T1 and T2 respectively, Arrhenius equation can be written in the form,
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Effect of Catalyst :
A catalyst is a substance which alters the rate of a reaction without itself undergoing any permanent chemical change. The function of a catalyst is to provide an alternate path of reaction with a lower energy of activation.
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A small amount of the catalyst can catalyse a large amount of reactants. A catalyst does not alter Gibbs energy ∆ G of a reaction. It does not change the equilibrium constant but helps in attaining the equilibrium faster.

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Collision Theory of Chemical Reactions :
It is based on kinetic theory of gases.
1. According to collision theory, the reactant molecules are assumed to be hard spheres and a chemical reaction takes place when reactant molecules collide with one another.

2. All collisions are not effective collisions. An effective collision is that collision which results into chemical reaction.

3. For effective collision, the molecule possess a certain minimum amount of energy called threshold energy and should have proper orientation.

Threshold energy – the minimum amount of energy which the colliding molecules must possess to make an effective collision.

4. Collision frequency (Z) – The number of collisions per second per unit volume of the reaction mixture.

5. To account for effective collisions, the probability or steric factor (P) is considered. It accounts for the fact that in a collision, molecules must be properly oriented.
Rate = PZABe-Ea/RT

Thus, in collision theory activation energy and proper orientation of the molecules together determine the criteria for effective collision and hence the rate of ’ reaction.

Plus Two Chemistry Notes Chapter 3 Electrochemistry

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Electrochemistry-
branch of chemistry which deals with the inter-relationship between electrical energy and chemical changes.

Electrolysis – The chemical reaction occuring due to the passage of electric current (i.e., electrical energy is converted into chemical energy).

Electrochemical reaction –
The chemical reaction in which electric current is produced (i.e., chemical energy is converted into electrical energy). Example: Galvanic cell

Electrochemical Cell: – (Galvanic Cell/Voltaic Cell) :
It converts chemical energy into electrical energy during redox reaction, e.g. Daniell Cell
The cell reaction is
Zn(s) + Cu2+ (aq) Zn2+(aq) + Cu(s)
It has a potential equal to 1.1 V.
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If an external opposite potential is applied in the Daniell ce|l, the following features are noted:
a) When Eext < 1.1 V,
(i) electrons flow from Zn rod to Cu rod and hence current flows from Cu rod to Zn rod.
(ii) Zn dissolves at anode and Cu deposits at cathode.

b) When Eext= 1.1 V,
(i) No flow of electrons or current,
(ii) No chemical reaction.

c) When Eext > 1.1 V
(i) Electrons flow from Cu to Zn and current flows from Zn to Cu.
(ii) Zn is deposited at the Zn electrode and Cu dissolves at Cu electrode.

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Galvanic Cells :
In this device, the Gibbs energy of the spontaneous redox reaction is converted into electrical work.

The cell reaction in Daniell cell is a combination of the following two half reactions:

  1. Zn(s) → Zn2+(aq) + 2 \(\overline { e } \) (oxidation half reaction/ anode reaction)
  2. Cu2+(aq) + 2 \(\overline { e } \) → Cu(s) (reduction half-reaction/ cathode reaction)

These reactions occur in two different vessels of the Daniell cell. The oxidation half reaction takes place at Zn electrode and reduction half reaction takes place at Cu electrode. The two vessels are called half cells or redox couple. Zn electrode is called oxidation half cell and Cu electrode is called reduction half cell. The two half-cells are connected externally by a metallic wire through a voltmeter and switch. The electrolyte of the two half-cells are connected internally through a salt bridge.

Salt Bridge :
It is a U-shaped glass tube filled with agar-agar filled with inert electrolytes like KCl, KNO3, NH4NO3.

Functions of Salt Bridge :

  1. It maintains the electrical neutrality of the solution by intermigration of ions into two half-cells.
  2. It reduces the liquid-junction potential.
  3. It permits electrical contact between the electrode solutions but prevents them from mixing.

Electrode potential –
potential difference developed between the electrode and the electrolyte. According to IUPAC convention, the reduction potential alone is called electrode potential and is represented as \(E_{M^{n+} / M}\)

Standard Electrode Potential :
The electrode potential understandard conditions, (i.e., at 298 K, 1 atm pressure and 1M concentrated solution) is called standard electrode potential. It is represented as EΘ.

Representation of a Galvanic Cell :
A galvanic cell is generally represented by putting a vertical line between metal and electrolyte solution and putting a double vertical line between the two electrolytes connected by a salt bridge.

For example, the Galvanic cell can be represented as,
Zn (s)|Zn2+(aq)||Cu2+(aq)|Cu(s)

Cell Potential or EMF of a Cell :
The potential difference between the two electrodes of a galvanic cell is called cell potential (EMF) and is measured in volts.
EMF = Ecell = Ecathode – Eanode = ERjght – ELeft
Consider a cell, Cu(s) | Cu22+ (aq) || Ag+ (aq) | Ag(s)
Ecell = Ecathode – Eanode = EAg+/Ag – ECu2+/Cu

Measurement of Electrode Potential using Standard Hydrogen Electrode (SHE)/Normal Hydrogen Electrode :
SHE or NHE consists of a platinum electrode coated with platinum black. The electrode is dipped in an exactly 1 M HCl solution and pure H2 gas at 1 bar is bubbled through it at 298 K. The electrode potential is arbitrarily fixed as zero at all temperatures.
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Representation of SHE/NHE :
When SHE acts as anode:
Pt(s), Hsub>2(g, 1 bar) / H+(aq, 1 M)
When SHE acts as cathode:
H+(aq, 1 M)/H2(g, 1 bar), Pt(s)

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Electrochemical Series/Activity series :
The arrangement of various elements in the increasing or decreasing order of their standard electrode potentials.

Applications of Electrochemical Series:
1. To calculate the emf of an electrochemical cell – The electrode with higher electrode potential is taken as cathode and the other as anode.
\(E_{\mathrm{cell}}^{\Theta}=E_{\mathrm{cathode}}^{\Theta}-E_{\mathrm{anodo}}^{\Theta}\)

2. To compare the reactivity of elements – Any metal having lower reduction potential (electode potential) can displace the metal having higher reduction potential from the solutions of their salt, e.g. Zn can displace Cu from solution.
Zn(s) + CuSO4(aq) → ZnSO4(aq) + Cu(s)

3. To predict the feasibility of cell reactions -If EMF is positive, the cell reaction is feasible and if it is negative the cell reaction is not feasible.

4. To predict whether H2 gas will be evolved by reaction of metal with acids – All the metals which have lower reduction potentials compared to that of H2 electrode can liberate H2 gas from acids.

5. To predict the products of electrolysis.

Nernst Equation :
It gives a relationship between electrode potential and ionic concentration of the electrolyte. For the electrode reaction,
Mn+ (aq) + n \(\overline { e } \) → M(s)
the electrode potential at any concentration measured with respect to SHE can be represented by,
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R = gas constant (8.314 J K-1 mol-1), T=temperaturein kelvin, n = number of electrons taking part in the electrode reaction, F = Faraday constant (96487 C mol-1)

By converting the natural logarithm to the base 10 and subsitituting the values of R(8.314 J K-1 mol-1),T (298 K) and F (96487 C mol-1) we get,
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Nernst Equation for a Galvanic Cell :
In Daniell cell, the electrode potential for any concentration of Cu2+ and Zn2+ ions can be written as,
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Converting to natural logarithm to the base 10 and substituting the values of R, F and T=298 K, it. reduces to
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Consider a general electrochemical reaction,
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Equilibrium Constant and Nernst Equation:
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where Kc is the equilibrium constant.

Electrochemical Cell and Gibbs Energy of the Reaction (∆rG):
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Conductance of Electrolytic Solutions: .Conductors:
A substance which allows the passage of electricity through it. Conductor are classified as,

Metallic or Electronic Conductors:
In these the conductance is due to the movement of electrons and it depends on:

  1. The nature and structure of the metal
  2. Number of valence electrons per atom
  3. Temperature (it decreases with increase in temperature)
    e.g. Ag, Cu, Al etc.

ii. Electrolytic Conductors
Electrolytes – The substances which conduct electricity either in molten state or in solution, e.g. NaCl, NaOH, HCl, H2SO4 etc. The conductance is due to the movement of ions. This is also known as ionic conductance and it depends on:

  1. Nature of the electrolyte
  2. Size of the ions and their solvation
  3. Nature of the solvent and its viscosity
  4. Concentration of the electrolyte
  5. Temperature (it increases with increase in temperature)

Ohm’s law – It states that the current passing through a conductor (I) is directly proportional to the potential difference (V) applied.
i.e., I ∝ V or I = \(\frac{V}{R}\)
where R – resistance of the conductor- unit ohm. In SI base units it is equal to kg m²/s³ A²

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The electrical resistance of any substance/object is directly proportional to its length T, and inversly proportional to its area of cross section ‘A’.
R ∝ \(\frac{\ell}{\mathrm{A}}\) or R = ρ\(\frac{\ell}{\mathrm{A}}\) where,

ρ – (Greek, rho) – resistivity/specific resistance – SI unit ohm metre (Ω m) or ohm cm (Ω cm).

Conductance (G):
inverse or reciprocal of resistance (R).
\(G=\frac{1}{R}=\frac{A}{\rho \ell}=\kappa \frac{A}{\ell}\)
where K = \(\frac{1}{\rho}\) called conductivity or specific conductance (K – Greek, kappa)

SI unit of conductance – S (siemens) or ohm-1.
SI unit of conductivity – S m-1
1 S cm-1 = 100 S m-1

Molar Conductance of a Solution (Λm):
It is the conductance of the solution containing one mole of the electrolyte when placed between two parallel electrodes 1 cm apart. It is the product of specific conductance (K) and volume (V) in cm³ of the solution containing one mole of the electrolyte.
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where M is molarity of the solution.
Unit of Λm is ohm’1 cm2 mol’1 Or S cm² mol-1
Λm = \(\frac{K}{C}\) [C-Concentration of the solution.]

Measurement of the Conductivity of Ionic Solutions :
The measurement of an unknown resistance can be done by Wheatstone bridge. To measure resitance of the electrolyte it is taken in a conductivity cell. The resistance of the conductivity cell is given by the equation.
\(R=\rho \frac{\ell}{A}=\frac{1}{\kappa A}\)
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The quantity \(\frac{\ell}{\mathrm{A}}\) is called cell constant and isdenoted A by G*. It depends on the distance (/) between the electrodes and their area of cross-section (A).

Variation of Conductivity and Molar Conductivity with Concentration :
Conductivity (K) always decreases with decrease in concentration both for weak and strong electrolytes. This is because the number of ions per unit volume that carry the current in a solution decreases on dilution.

Molar conductivity (Λm) increases with decrease in concentration. This is because the total volume, V of the solution containing one mole of electrolyte also increases.

The variation of molar conductance is different for strong and weak electrolytes,

1. Variation of Λm with Concentration for Strong Electrolytes:
The molar conductance increases slowly with decrease in concentration (or increase in dilution) as shown below:
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There is a tendency for Λm to approach a certain limiting value when concentration approaches zero i. e., dilution is infinite. The molar conductance of an electrolyte when the concentration approaches zero is called molar conductance at infinite dilution, Λm or Λ°m. The molar conductance of strong electrolytes obeys the relationship.
Λm = Λ°m -AC1/2 where C = Molar concentration, A = constant for a particular type of electrolyte.
This equation is known as Debye-Huckel-Onsagar equation.

2. Variation of Λm with Concentration for Weak Electrolytes :
For weak electrolytes the change in Λm with dilution is due to increase in the degree of dissociation and consequently increase in the number of ions in total volume of solution that contains 1 mol of electrolyte. Here, Λm increases steeply on dilution, especially near lower concentrations.
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Thus, the variation of Λm with √c is very large so that we cannot obtain molar conductance at infinite dilution Λ°m by the extrapolation of the graph.

Kohlrausch’s Law:
The law states that, the molar conductivity of an electrolyte at infinite dilution is equal to the sum of the molar ionic conductivities of the cations and anions at infinite dilution.
Λ°m = γ+ λ°+ + γ λ°
λ°+ and λ° are the molar conductivities of cations and anions respectively at infinite dilution, Y+ and V. are number of cations and anions from a formula unit of the electrolyte.
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Applications of Kohlaransch’s Law
1) To calculate Λ°m of weak electrolytes

2) To calculate degree of dissociation of weak electrolytes
\(\alpha=\frac{\Lambda_{m}}{\Lambda_{m}^{0}}\)

3) To determine the dissociation constant of weak electrolytes
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Electrolytic Cell and Electrolysis:
In an electrolytic cell, external source of voltage is used to bring about a chemical reaction. Electrolysis is the phenomenon of chemical decomposition of the electrolyte caused by the passage of electricity through its molten or dissolved state from an external source.

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Quantitative Aspects of Electrolysis
Faraday’s Laws of Electrolysis First Law:
The amount of any substance liberated or deposited at an electrode is directly proportional to the quantity of electricity passing through the
electrolyte.
w α Q where ‘Q’ is the quantity of electric charge in coulombs.
w = ZQ .
w = Zlt
(∵ Q = It) where T is the current in amperes , ‘t’ is the time in seconds and ‘Z’ is a constant called electrochemical equivalent.

Second Law:
The amounts of different substances liberated by the same quantity of electricity passing through the electrolytic solution are proportional to their chemical equivalent weights.
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The quantity of electricity required to liberate/deposit 1 gram equivalent of any substance is called Faraday constant ‘F’.
1 F = 96487 C/mol ≈ 96500 C/mol

Products of Electrolysis:
It depend on the nature of the material being electrolysed and the type of electrodes being used.

Electrolysis of Sodium Chloride:
When electricity is passed through molten NaCl, Na is deposited at the cathode and Cl2 is liberated at the anode.
Na+(aq) + \(\overline { e } \) → Na(s) (Reduction at cathode)
Cl(aq) → ½ Cl2(g) + \(\overline { e } \) (Oxidation at anode)

When concentrated aqueous solution of NaCl is electrolysed, Cl2 is liberated at anode, but at cathode H2 is liberated instead of Na deposition due to the high reduction potential of hydrogen.
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The resultant solution is alkaline due to the formation of NaOH.

Electrolysis of CuSO4 :
When aqueous CuSO4 solution is electrolysed using Pt electrodes, Cu is deposited at the cathode and O2 is liberated at the anode.
Cu2+(aq) + 2 \(\overline { e } \) → Cu(s) (at cathode)
H2O(l) → 2H+(aq) + 1/2 O2(g) + 2 \(\overline { e } \) (at anode)

If Cu electrode is used, Cu is deposited at cathode and an equivalent amount of Cu dissolves in solution from the anode (because oxidation potential of Cu is higherthan that of water).
Cu2+(aq) + 2 \(\overline { e } \) → Cu(s) (at cathode)
Cu(s) → Cu2+(aq) + 2\(\overline { e } \) (atanode)

Commercial Cells (Batteries)
The electrochemical cells can be used to generate electricity. They are two types:
i) Primary Cells:
Cells in which the electrode reactions cannot be reversed by external energy. These cells cannot be recharged, e.g. Dry cell, Mercury cell.

ii) Secondary Cells :
Cells which can be recharged by passing current through them in the opposite direction so that they can be used again.
e.g. Lead storage battery, Nickel-Cadmium cell.

Primary Cells
a) Dry Cell:
Anode – Zn container
Cathode – Carbon (graphite) rod surrounded by powdered MnO2 and carbon.
Electrolyte – moist paste of NH4Cl and ZnCl2
The electrode reactions are :
Anode : Zn → Zn2+ + 2 \(\overline { e } \)
Cathode: MnO2 + NH4+ + \(\overline { e } \) → MnO(OH) + NH3
Dry cell has a potential of nearly 1.5 V.

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b) Mercury Cell:
Anode – Zn amalgam (Zn/Hg)
Cathode – paste of HgO and carbon
Eelectrolyte – paste of KOH and ZnO. The electrode reactions are,
Anode : Zn/Hg + 2OH → ZnO(s) + H2O + 2 \(\overline { e } \)
Cathode : HgO + H2O + 2 \(\overline { e } \) → Hg(l) + 2 OH
Overall reaction : Zn/Hg + HgO(s) → ZnO(s)+ Hg(l)
The cell potential = 1.35 V

2. Secondary Cells
a) Lead Storage Battery :
Anode – lead plates
Cathode – grids of lead plates packed with lead dioxide (PbO2)
Electrolyte – 38% (by weight) soution of H2SO4.
The cell reactions when the battery is in use are,
Anode: Pb(s) + SO42-(aq) → PbSO4 + 2 \(\overline { e } \)
Cathode: PbO2(s) + SO42-(aq) + 4H+(aq) + 2 \(\overline { e } \) → PbSO4(s) + 2H2O(I)
The overall cell reaction is,
Pb(s) + PbO2(s) + 2H2SO4(aq) → 2PbSO4(s) + 2H2O(l)

The emf of the cell depends on the concentration of H2SO4. On recharging the battery the reaction is reversed and PbSO4(s) on anode is converted to Pb and PbSO4(s) at cathode is converted into PbO2.

b) Nickel-Cadmium Cell:
Anode- Cd
Cathode – metal grid containing nickel (IV) oxide. Electrolyte – KOH solution. The overall cell reaction during discharge is,
Cd(s) +2 Ni(OH)3(s) → CdO(s) + 2Ni(OH)2(s) + H2O(l)

3) Fuel Cells :
These are Galvanic cells designed to convert the energy of combustion of fuels directly into electrical energy.

H2 – O2 fuel cell – In this, hydrogen and oxygen are bubbled through porous carbon electrodes into concentrated aqueous NaOH solution, which acts as the electrolyte.
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The electrode reactions are,
Anode : 2H2(g) + 4OH(aq) → 4H2O(l) + 4\(\overline { e } \)
Cathode : O2(g) + 2H2O(l) + 4\(\overline { e } \) → 4OH(aq)
Overall reaction : 2H2(g) + O2(g) → 2H2O(l)

Advantages of Fuel Cells –
pollution free, more efficient than conventional methods, Runs continuously as long as the reactants are supplied, electrodes are not affected.

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Other examples:
CH4 – O2 fuel cell, CH3OH – O2 fuel cell

Corrosion :
Any process of destruction and consequent loss of a solid metallic material by reaction with moisture and other gases present in the atmosphere. More reactive metals are corroded more easily. Corrosion is enhanced by the presence of impurities, air & moisture, electrolytes and defects in metals.
Examples: Rusting of iron, tarnishing of Ag.

Mechanism:
In corrosion a metal is oxidised by loss of electrons to O2 and form oxides. It is essentially an electro chemical phenomenon. At a particular spot of an object made of iron, oxidation take place and that spot behaves as anode.
2 Fe(s) → 2 Fe2+ + 4\(\overline { e } \)E° = -0.44 V

Electrons released at anodic spot move through metal and go to another spot on the metal and reduce 02 in presence of H+. This spot behaves as cathode.
O2(g) + 4 H+(aq) + 4\(\overline { e } \) → 2 H2O(l) E° = 1.23 V

The overall reaction is,
2 Fe(s) + O2(g)+ 4H+(aq) → 2 Fe2+ + 2H2O(I) E° = 1,67V

The ferrous ions are further oxidised by atmospheric 02 to ferric ions and form hydrated ferric oxide (rust) Fe2O3.xH2O

Prevention of Corrosion
1) Barrier Protection:
Coating the surface with paints, grease, metals like Ni, Cr, Cu etc.

2) Sacrificial Protection:
Coating the surface of iron with a layer of more active metals like Zn, Mg, Al etc. The process of coating a thin film of Zn on iron is known as galvanisation.

3) Anti-rust Solutions:
Applying alkaline phosphate/ alkaline chromate on iron objects which provide a protectve insoluble film. Also, the alkaline nature of the solutions decreases the availability of H+ ions and thus decreases the rate of corrosion.