Anticorrosive properties of clove oil were studied on copper in acidic medium by using weight loss method. Results clearly indicate that efficiency of inhibition increases with increase in clove oil amounts. Inferences show that the clove oil is a perfect inhibitor to prevent copper from corrosion. Equilibrium Constant for adsorption of clove oil on copper was also calculated. Thermodynamic and kinetic parameters were calculated from the experimental readings. These studies reveal that clove oil is a strong clove oil of corrosion of copper by greatly lowering the dissolution currents.
Corrosion prevention, Langmuir isotherm, Adsorption, First order Kinetics.