Sov. electrochemistry 24 No12 (1988) 1531-1537

Theory of migration current exaltation allowing for the water dissociation

A. V. Sokirko and Yu. I. Kharkats

The paper examines the influence of recombination of the OH- and H+ ions on the effect of migration current exaltation observed when cations and a neutral substance are reduced in parallel [I, 2]. Approximate analytical solutions and numerical computer solutions were obtained for the corresponding system of electrodiffusion equations. It was shown that for realistic values of the equilibrium constant of water dissociation and recombination, the inclusion of recombination leads to a relatively small correction to the theory of migration-current exaltation developed in [3-5].