Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Dr. Harold S. Choguill
The present investigation of decomposition potentials, or the potential where continuous electrolysis begins, was suggested by a paper by Choguill (5) on the electrodeposition of some metals from solutions of their sulfamates. Sulfamic acid or amidosulfonic acid H2N•SO2•OH is a strong inorganic acid obtained from chlorosulfonic acid and ammonia, or by heating urea with fuming sulfuric acid. The latter process is now used on a commercial scale. The acid forms white or colorless non-hygroscopic crystals that are stable when dry but in solution at elevated temperatures it slowly hydrolyzes forming ammonium bisulfate.
Copyright 1949 Francis J. Shell
Shell, Francis J., "A Determination of The Decomposition Potential of Sulfamic Acid and Certain of Its Metallic Salts" (1949). Master's Theses. 431.