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Electron Affinities of Some Aromatic Molecules

Naturevolume 166page193 (1950) | Download Citation



EVIDENCE1 is available to indicate that in the reduction of some aromatic molecules at the dropping mercury electrode one electron is added on to the neutral molecule.

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  1. Department of Chemistry, University of Sydney

    • L. E. LYONS


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