Conversion of solvated electrons into hydrogen atoms in the photo- and radiation chemistry of aqueous solutions

Joshua Jortner*, Michael Ottolenghi, Joseph Rabani, Gabriel Stein

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Abstract

Radiation chemical and photochemical experiments are reported which show that the conversion of solvated electrons to H atoms is not specific to the H3O+ ion. Proton donors in general may react in the conversion eaq-→H. The relative reaction rates correlate with the pK values of these acids as implied by Broønsted general acid catalysis law. The implications of this result for the nature of the solvated electron in water are briefly considered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2488-2495
Number of pages8
JournalThe Journal of Chemical Physics
Volume37
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 1962
Externally publishedYes

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