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Corrosion Studies on Stainless Steel (FE6956) in Hydrochloric Acid Solution

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The effect of hydrochloric acid concentration on stainless steel (Fe6956) at temperature range 303 - 333 ± 1 K has been studied using weight loss, thermometric and electrochemical polarization techniques. The corrosion rate of the stainless steel was found to be dependent on both temperature variation and acid concentration. The potentiostatic study showed that the active passive transition depends strongly on acid concentration while the weight loss measurements revealed that 2 M HCl at temperature 333 K had an appreciable corrosion rate which corresponds to 14.04 × 10﹣3 reaction number (RN) got from thermometric monitoring. Arrhenius equation and transition state theory were used to calculate kinetic and thermodynamic parameter such as Ea, ΔH* and ΔS*. Results obtained showed that corrosion reaction of Fe6956 in HCl is spontaneous and there is good agreement between the data got from the techniques employed.

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Oguike, R. (2014) Corrosion Studies on Stainless Steel (FE6956) in Hydrochloric Acid Solution. Advances in Materials Physics and Chemistry, 4, 153-163. doi: 10.4236/ampc.2014.48018.


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