Effect of Halogen Ions on The Corrosion of Brass In Na2SO4 Solution

Abstract

This research involves study effect of halogen ions presence in 0.2M sodiumsulphate on the corrosion of brass at room temperature (30oC). Three concentration ofhalogen ions (Fˉ, Clˉ, Brˉ, and Iˉ) were used 0.1, 0.2, and 0.3 M. The different incorrosion parameters before and after added the halogen ions interpreted anddiscussed which involves corrosion potentials (Ecorr), corrosion current densities(icorr), and Tafel slops (bc & ba) in addition to discuss the polarization curves.Polarization resistances (Rp) and the change in free energy (ΔG) werecalculated and interpreted, in addition to calculate the rate of corrosion (Rmpy).The results of this work indicates that the presence of halogen ions inexperimental solution increases the rate of corrosion, and the effect of halogen ionsfollows the sequence to increase the corrosion Iˉ > Clˉ > Fˉ > Brˉ.