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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
Publishing year: 1997
Language: English
Pages: 819-820
Publication/Series: Journal de Physique IV
Volume: 7
Document type: Journal article
Publisher: EDP Sciences
Additional info: C2

Abstract 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.

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  • Earth and Related Environmental Sciences

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Published
  • ISSN: 1155-4339
Per Persson
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