Mixed Hydrogen Bond Chains

  • P. L. Huyskens

Abstract

Hydrogen bond chains of the type…O-H…O-H…O-H… play a dominant role in the structure and properties of water and alcohols. Since 1937 the classical thermodynamic treatments consider successive equilibria between monomers, dimers, trimers a.s.o. Unfortunately, they are unable to predict the order of magnitude of the solubilities of alcanes or other substances in water. It is the merit of Professor Luck to have rejected the hypothesis of successive equilibria (Luck 1980).

Keywords

Electron Pair Association Constant Primary Alcohol Water Mole Formal Concentration 
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References

  1. Huyskens P, Haulait-Pirson MC, Hanssens I, Mullens J (1980) J Phys Chem 84: 28–33CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Huyskens P, Haulait-Pirson MC (1985) J Mol Liquids 31: 153–176CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Huyskens P, Siegel G (1987) Bull Soc Chim Belg (to be published)Google Scholar
  4. Luck WAP (1980) Angewandte Chemie 92: 29–42CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. L. Huyskens
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  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of LeuvenHeverleeBelgium

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