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H2 2 In alkaline environment the HER takes the form of Eq. 27). ð2:26Þ 42 2 A Bird’s Eye View of Energy-Related Electrochemistry 1 H2 O þ eÀ ! H2 þ OHÀ 2 ð2:27Þ A glance at the HER reactions immediately reveals that the reduction potential of hydrogen reduction depends on the pH. 83 V. HER has been thoroughly investigated, leading to a generally accepted mechanistic scheme. Nowadays, it is widely recognized that the HER occurs through two main pathways, the Vomer–Tafel and the Volmer–Heyvrosky.
4). Deviation from linearity of the Tafel plot at low overpotentials is due to the rising contribution of the inverse reaction. It is important to mention that a linear Tafel plot might eventually not be encountered in practice. This may be the consequence of a variety of reasons, such as the onset of other electrochemical reactions, variation in the mechanism as a result of the variation of the overpotential, adsorption of poisoning species, etc. 36 2 A Bird’s Eye View of Energy-Related Electrochemistry Fig.
On the other hand, materials strongly adsorbing OH, the rate determining step may become OHads desorption, suggesting again that the behavior of materials may be explained with the volcano plot reported in Fig. 8. 5 Major Energy-Related Electrochemical Reactions 47 From the volcano plot is clear that, among all the pure metals platinum is the most active metal. After OH has been adsorbed according to Eqs. 41) for the acid and alkaline conditions, respectively, the following cascade of reactions occurs (Eqs.