The Determination of Ionization Constants

A Laboratory Manual

  • Adrien Albert
  • E. P. Serjeant

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-1
  2. Adrien Albert, E. P. Serjeant
    Pages 2-13
  3. Adrien Albert, E. P. Serjeant
    Pages 70-101
  4. Adrien Albert, E. P. Serjeant
    Pages 110-119
  5. Adrien Albert, E. P. Serjeant
    Pages 120-124
  6. Adrien Albert, E. P. Serjeant
    Pages 126-134
  7. Adrien Albert, E. P. Serjeant
    Pages 136-175
  8. Adrien Albert, E. P. Serjeant
    Pages 176-191
  9. Adrien Albert, E. P. Serjeant
    Pages 192-207
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 208-218

About this book


This practical manual is devised for organic chemists and biochemists who, in the course of their researches and without previous experience, need to determine an ionization constant. We are gratified that earlier editions were much used for this purpose and that they also proved adequate for the in­ service training of technicians and technical officers to provide a Department with a pK service. The features of previous editions that gave this wide appeal have been retained, but the subject matter has been revised, extended, and brought up to date. We present two new chapters, one of which describes the determination of the stability constants of the complexes which organic ligands form with metal cations. The other describes the use of more recently introduced techniques for the determination of ionization constants, such as Raman and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, thermometric titrations, and paper electro­ phoresis. Chapter 1 gives enhanced help in choosing between alternative methods for determining ionization constants. The two chapters on potentiometric methods have been extensively revised in the light of newer understanding of electrode processes and of the present state of the art in instrumen tation.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Adrien Albert
    • 1
    • 2
  • E. P. Serjeant
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryAustralian National UniversityAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Pharmacological Sciences, School of MedicineState University of New YorkStony BrookUSA
  3. 3.Faculty of Military StudiesUniversity of New South WalesDuntroonAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8948-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-5548-6
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