The present investigation was carried out to show the catalytic effect of some iron and cobalt salts on the oxidation of sodium sulfite solutions by free oxygen. The rate of reaction was determined by measuring the volume of water required to replace the absorbed oxygen. A photograph and diagrammatical arrangement of the apparatus is given, (Page 14). From the preliminary experiments it was found that the rate of oxidation of sodium sulfite solutions is dependent upon concentration, and speed of the shaker.
College and Department
Chemistry and Biochemistry
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Bryner, Loren C., "Iron and cobalt salts as catalysts in the oxidation of sodium sulfite by free oxygen" (1930). Theses and Dissertations. 8180.