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Rôle of the Solvent in Electrolytic Dissociation

Nature volume 131, pages 584585 (22 April 1933) | Download Citation

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IN a recent paper1 Sir Harold Hartley and Mr. O. L. Hughes bring forward evidence for the view that “solvation (of ions) is a statistical process, the relative amounts of the two kinds of molecules (in non-aqueous solutions containing small quantities of water) being roughly proportional to the concentrations in which they are present in the solution”.This view is supported by the work of Butler2, who found that, although lithium chloride in alcohol–water mixtures is solvated preferentially by water, solvation by water is not an exclusive process.

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    , see Falkenhagen, "Elektrolyte", p. 257, Leipzig, 1932.

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    , Phil. Mag., 8, 547; 1929.

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  1. Chemistry Department, University of Aberdeen. March 25.

    • A. R. MARTIN

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