Mixed Hydrogen Bond Chains
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).
KeywordsElectron Pair Association Constant Primary Alcohol Water Mole Formal Concentration
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