The inhibition effect of Capsella bursa-pastoris extracts (CBE) and its synergistic effect with KI (CBEK) for
Q235 mild steel in 1 M HCl solution were studied by electrochemical measurements. Both CBE and CBEK can serve as
eco-friendly, mixed-type inhibitors, and the inhibition efficiency increases with the concentration and temperature. The
synergistic parameter (SI) indicates a cooperative mechanism between the iodide anions and CBE molecules at lower
temperature. The associated thermodynamic and kinetic data suggest the presence of CBEK on metal surface mainly
through chemisorption at higher temperature. The adsorption processes follow Langmuir isotherm.