Sunday, May 6, 2012

Ammonia Hydroxide as Electrolyte ?

Acetic (ethanoic) acid and ammonia solutions each have a relatively low conductivity, However with the mixed of white vinegar which weak acetic acid it form. Ammonia acetate which is soluble salt which is better conductive. The neutralization of a weak acid, acetic acid, by a weak base, aqueous ammonia, is demonstrated. The nonconductance of water is compared to the poor conductance of 0.1M acetic acid and 0.1M aqueous ammonia. However, when the acetic acid and ammonia are mixed, the resulting solution of ammonium acetate is a very good conductor. That is why in the Super Fuel for production of HHHN is needed to add the acid base solution or powder to add the conductivity of the electrolyte solution of the fuel cell.