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Surface Tension of Electrolytes: Specific Ion Effects Explained by Dispersion Forces

Bostrom, Mathias; Williams, David; Ninham, Barry


The surface tension of ionic solutions shows marked specific ion effects not explained by existing theories. The effects are here accounted for by invoking a dispersion force between ions and the air-water interface. The measurements can be explained with reasonable values for the dispersion potential.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
Source: Langmuir
DOI: 10.1021/la0102298


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