There can be no doubt that much light can be thrown upon the nature of electrolytic processes by a systematic examination of electrolytes containing no water; for the principles of the Electrolytic Dissociation Theory, if general, must be valid, not only for solutions in water, but also for all others, and conclusions derived from the study of the former can best receive independent confirmation or rebuttal by a careful investigation of the latter. The questions upon which such an investigation should bear are chiefly these: 1. Does Ostwald's Law of Dilution hold good for non-aqueous solutions? 2. In what way is the translation velocity of the ions related to the nature of the solvent? 3. Is the relatively high resistance of non-aqueous solutions of salts and acids chiefly due to higher internal friction, or to a lower grade of electrolytic dissociation? 4. Do the general physical properties of such solutions point to molecular aggregation, to dissociation, or to both?
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Andrews, Launcelot W. and Ende, Carl
"A Study of the Physical Properties of Solutions of Lithium Chloride in Amyl Alcohol,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 2(1), 95-103.
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