Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 283, Issue 2, pp 533–535 | Cite as

The Pu(VI), oxidation-number diagram

  • G. L. Silver


Boundary equations for a diagram of the ambiguous, forbidden, and unique combinations of hexavalent plutonium versus the Pu oxidation number are presented. The equations and the diagram apply after disproportionation reactions have reached equilibrium. A curve illustrates the equilibrium fraction of Pu(V) versus the Pu oxidation number in a solution at pH 2.


Plutonium Disproportionation Oxidation-state diagrams 


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© Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Los Alamos National LaboratoryLos AlamosUSA

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