A principal mode of corrosion in combustion or fuel cell environments is the formation of volatile hydroxides and oxyhydroxides from metal or oxide surfaces at high temperatures. It is important to determine the degree of volatility and accurate thermodynamic properties for these hydroxides. Significant gaseous metal hydroxides/oxyhydroxides are discussed, along with available experimental and theoretical methods of characterizing species and determining their thermodynamic properties.
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Myers, D.L., Jacobson, N.S., Bauschlicher, C.W. et al. Thermochemistry of volatile metal hydroxides and oxyhydroxides at elevated temperatures. Journal of Materials Research 34, 394–407 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1557/jmr.2018.425