Although great advances have been made in the adoption of theory to the conception of the structure of electrolytes, it has been shown by Fowler and Kramers in an exact statistical treatment that the current theories are significant largely from an empirical point of view. Any theory which uses only Coulomb forces and not all of the molecular forces, must be inadequate. The structure of electrolytes remains one of the challenging problem at the present time. The method of x-ray diffraction is crude and is not very promising as a method of attack, yet the evidence which might be accumulated thereby is important.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1934 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Stewart, G. W.
"Structure of Solutions of Strong Electrolytes in N-Alcohols and Water,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 41(1), 250-251.
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