Date of Award

6-1964

Document Type

Union College Only

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Department

Chemistry

Language

English

Abstract

The purpose of this research is to investigate the photoelectric properties of an acidified ferrous-sulfate solution. It is known that in the presence of ultraviolet light, the equilibrium is shifted to the right. The idea is proposed that the hydrogen gas produced by this reaction might be absorbed on a platinum grid, thereby creating a hydrogen electrode. A cell is thus proposed in which two platinum electrodes are immersed in the same solution of ferrous sulfate and sulfuric acid. The area surrounding one electrode is to be illuminated with ultraviolet light. Some of the hydrogen gas produced in that area will presumably be absorbed by the one platinum electrode and a potential across the two electrodes will be developed.

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