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Use of lithium perchlorate media in the study of protolytic equilibria

Hefter, G.T. (1984) Use of lithium perchlorate media in the study of protolytic equilibria. Journal of Solution Chemistry, 13 (3). pp. 179-190.

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A study of the H+/F− system by fluoride ion-selective electrode potentiometry over a range of ionic strengths in LiClO 4 gives protolysis constants which differ markedly from those obtained in other media such as NaClO 4 . This is shown to be consistent with the competitive complexation of the fluoride ion by the lithium ion. An examination of literature data indicates that lithium ion complexation is a general phenomenon and supports the conclusion that LiClO 4 is not preferable to NaClO 4 as a swamping electrolyte for the study of protolytic equilibria as has previously been thought.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
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