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The Theory of Rate Processes

Nature volume 149, pages 509510 (09 May 1942) | Download Citation



PHYSICAL chemistry started with van t' Hoff's discovery (1884) of the reaction isochore, which, fundamentally, stood on the same ground as the gas theory of Maxwell and Boltzmann. In the field of reaction rates the ideas of this period produced the mass action law of Guldberg and Waage and the exponential equation of Arrhenius.

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