THE MECHANISM OF PROTON TRANSPORT IN AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS.
LITTLE (ARTHUR D) INC CAMBRIDGE MASS
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The Grotthuss mechanism, which is responsible for the majority of proton transport in aqueous solutions, occurs in sporatic multistep spurts along transitory chains in the rotatable, free or monomeric water between the structured clusters in liquid water. Arguments are presented in support of the view that the rotating species in the rate-determining step of this process is H3O rather than H2O or H9O4. If such is the case, then the usual electrophoretic and relaxation effects should be absent in protonic transport. Author
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy