Abiogenesis and the reverse Hofmeister effect

Bruce C. Gibb takes us on a journey through the physical and chemical evolution of planet Earth and suggests that the reverse Hofmeister effect, the phenomenon whereby poorly solvated ions associate in water, could be a powerful driving force towards the first hint of life on the rock we call home.

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Gibb, B.C. Abiogenesis and the reverse Hofmeister effect. Nature Chem 10, 797–798 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41557-018-0111-y

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