Quantum chemistry and in situ FTir spectroscopy studies on potential-dependent properties of CO adsorbed on Pt electrodes

W.-F. Lin, S.-G. Sun, Z.-Q. Tian, Z.-W. Tian

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Abstract

The electronic and vibrational properties of CO adsorbed on Pt electrodes at different potentials have been studied, by using methods of self-consistent-charge discrete variational Xa (SCC-DV-Xa) cluster calculations and in situ FTir spectroscopy. Two new models have been developed and verified to be successful: (1) using a "metallic state cluster" to imitate a metal (electrode) surface; and (2) charging the cluster and shifting its Fermi level (e{lunate}) to simulate, according to the relation of -d e{lunate}e dE, quantitatively the variation of the electrode potential (E). It is shown that the binding of PtCO is dominated by the electric charge transfer of dp ? 2p, while that of s ? Pt is less important in this binding. The electron occupancy of the 2p orbital of CO weakens the CO bond and decreases the v. Variation of E mainly influences the charge transfer process of dp ? 2p, but hardly influences that of s ? Pt. A linear potential-dependence of v has been shown and the calculated dv/dE = 35.0 cm V. All results of calculations coincide with the ir experimental data.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1107-1114
Number of pages8
JournalElectrochimica Acta
Volume38
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jun 1993

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