Date: Mon, 16 May 2011 14:17:06 -0400
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Subject: Re: Inorganic chemistry Cu + AgI or AgSe --> black solid?
The copper/silver redox
couple favors formation of Cu2+ and Ag(0), no discharge required.
This driving force should be the same whether the source of silver
ion is Ag2Se or AgI.
If the AgX solid is being
heated or ablated or has some other means of making it into the gas
phase, then it could be a direct reaction to Cu2Se, CuSe, Cu2I
As to the identity of the black solid, an
SEM-EDAX, if available and possible, should tell you if it has Se or I
in it and give you ratios of Cu:X.
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On May 16, 2011, at 11:54 AM,
Russell Vernon wrote:
We have a small
In a vacuum chamber with an ion
pump, the researchers recently experienced having all the open copper
surfaces coated with a black solid
had recently introduced AgSe (solid) to the chamber which also contained
opinion is that the chamber experienced an ion discharge which oxidized
the copper to copper oxide
Have you-all had this experience
Russell Vernon, Ph.D.
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