Chemical considerations on passivity


Gellings, P.J. (1966) Chemical considerations on passivity. Corrosion Science, 6 (11-12). pp. 543-547. ISSN 0010-938X

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Abstract:It can be shown that the value of the charge/radius ratio of metallic ions determines whether the metal on dissolution tends to become passive or not. Using this criterion it is possible to clarify the influence of pH and electrode potential on the occurrence and breakdown of passivity.
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Copyright:© 1966 Elsevier Science
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