Experimental results supported by density functional theory calculations show carbonate formation and reaction on atomic oxygen precovered Au(111). Oxygen mixing is observed in temperature-programmed desorption measurements when a Au(111) precovered with 16O is exposed to isotopically labeled CO2 (C18O2). The presence of 16O18O is attributed to surface carbonate formation and decomposition at surface temperatures ranging from 77-400 K and initial oxygen coverages ranging from 0.18-2.1 ML. A reaction probability on the order of 10-4 and an activation energy of -0.15 ± 0.08 eV are estimated for this reaction.
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- Colloid and Surface Chemistry