The reaction between aluminium metal and aqueous solutions of the nitrite ion
PJ Hyde and IM Ritchie
Australian Journal of Chemistry
33(1) 169 - 171
The reaction between aluminium metal and a 0.1 wt % solution of sodium nitrite at room temperature is described. Initially the reaction is slow, but after an induction period the aluminium corrodes catastrophically. The products of the reaction were identified as ammonia, hydrogen and bayerite. A possible mechanism of the reaction is suggested.
Full text doi:10.1071/CH9800169
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