Chemical considerations on passivity

P.J. Gellings

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)543-547
JournalCorrosion science
Issue number11-12
Publication statusPublished - 1966


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