Proton Transfer in Solution

  • John O’M. Bockris
  • Shahed U. M. Khan


The theory of the mobility of protons has been discussed for many years, because protons have an abnormal mobility, being under a unit electric field some six times faster in their motion than other ions of the same size as a H3O+ ion. This effect has been discussed non-quantum-mechanic-ally, but since 1933 it has been discussed in a quantum mechanical way. Ideas and calculations of Bernai and Fowler1 and Conway, Bockris, and Linton,2 and the development of these ideas by Eigen and de Maeyer3 are well known.


Proton Transfer Potential Energy Curve Proton Transfer Reaction Proton Mobility Mobility Ratio 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John O’M. Bockris
    • 1
  • Shahed U. M. Khan
    • 2
  1. 1.Texas A & M UniversityCollege StationUSA
  2. 2.University of BonnBonnWest Germany

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