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Per Persson. Photo.

Per Persson

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XAFS study of Cu(II) at the water-goethite (alpha-FeOOH) interface

Author

  • L. Bochatay
  • Per Persson
  • L. Lovgren
  • G. E. Brown

Summary, in English

Cu(II) complexation at the water-goethite (alpha-FeOOH) interface was studied by XAFS, potentiometry, and sorption experiments. Thermodynamic data indicate that the initial Cu(II) sorption is not accompanied by release of a H+. As pH is raised, hydrolysis occurs, and a maximum of two H+ are released per sorbed ion. Sorption experiments also show that Cu(II) complexation is insensitive to variation in ionic strength, indicating inner-sphere Cu complexes. The Cu K-edge XAFS suggest that the Cu(II) surface complexes are Jahn-Teller distorted with an equatorial plane of oxygens at approximately 1.95 Angstrom. At pH 5, no 2nd coordination shell is observed. However, at pH 8 there is a well-defined 2nd shell which is best modeled with two Cu atoms at 2.96 Angstrom. The appearance of a 2nd coordination shell at higher pH is attributed to the formation of hydroxo-bridged Cu(II) surface polymers.

Publishing year

1997

Language

English

Pages

819-820

Publication/Series

Journal de Physique IV

Volume

7

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

EDP Sciences

Topic

  • Earth and Related Environmental Sciences

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1155-4339