Approach to Nickel-Tin Alloy Electrodeposition and Parameters of the Nickel Tartrate Complex

Kenley R. Lee, Western Michigan University


Statement of Problem

The study of conditions required for the electrodeposition of a nickel-tin alloy from baths other than the fluoride bath and the acetate bath was undertaken. The research included the correlation of thermodynamic and kinetic properties of electrode processes fro the electrodeposition of the alloy desired.

The research also included the determination of the formula and formation constant of the nickel tartrate complex. The tartrate ion was a possible constituent in a bath for the electrodeposition of the alloy.