Reaction of Hydrogen with Oxygen Adsorbed on a Platinum Catalyst

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Science  10 Jul 1964:
Vol. 145, Issue 3628, pp. 149-150
DOI: 10.1126/science.145.3628.149


The release of hydrogen atoms by a platinum surface in contact with molecular hydrogen occurs if there is oxygen in the system. In particular, it is sufficient that the oxygen be adsorbed at the surface of the metal.