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Inhibition of Corrosion of Zinc in (HNO3 + HCl) acid mixture by aniline

RT Vashi, HM Bhajiwala, KN Rathod


Corrosion of Zinc metal in (HNO3 + HCl) binary acid mixture and inhibition efficiency of aniline has been studied by weight loss method and polarization technique. Corrosion rate increases with the concentration of acid mixture and the temperature. Inhibition efficiency (I.E.) of aniline increases with the concentration of   inhibitor while decreases with the increase in concentration of acid. As temperature increases corrosion rate increases while percentage of I.E. decreases. A plot of log (θ/1-θ) versus log C results in a straight line suggest that the inhibitor cover both the anodic and cathodic regions through general adsorption following Longmuir isotherm. Galvenostatic polarization curves show polarization of both anodes as well as cathodes.

Keywords: Corrosion, zinc, (HNO<sub>3M/sub> + HCl) binary acid mixture, aniline, inhibition.
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