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Residual Affinity

Nature volume 70, page 270 (21 July 1904) | Download Citation

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SIR OLIVER LODGE and Prof. Frankland have indicated (pp. 176, 222) the way in which the electronic theory may afford an explanation of various chemical phenomena; notably so in the case of solutions: the apparent dissociation of the ions of the solute being a consequence of partial withdrawal of the bonds or electric charges uniting them, these bonds becoming occupied in connecting the ions with the molecules of the solvent, and dissociation into ions being thus a consequence of the chemical affinity of the dissolved substance for the solvent, instead of being a proof that no such thing as chemical combination exists in a solution.

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