Several years ago Forbes and Bartlett found that ferrous sulfate caused an increase in potential when added to dilute chromate in dilute sulfuric acid, and that chlorides were fatal to this rise. Arsenious acid and ferrocyanide produced much the same effect. Of the oxidizing agents only dichromate showed this rise when treated with reducing agents. So far as known to the writer this subject had received no further systematic study when he took it up near the beginning of the current year. So far as his study has extended, the phenomenon observed by Forbes and Bartlett seems to be by no means an isolated one.
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Hendrixson, W. S.
"The Increase in Potential When Some Reducing Agents Are Added to Certain Oxidants,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 31(1), 319-323.
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