Liesegang Patterns: Effect of Dissociation of the Invading Electrolyte

B. Chopard, M. Droz, J. Magnin, Z. Rácz, M. Zrinyi

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The effect of dissociation of the invading electrolyte on the formation of Liesegang bands is investigated. We find, using organic compounds with known dissociation constants, that the spacing coefficient, 1 + p, that characterizes the position of the nth band as xn ∼ (1 + p)n decreases with increasing dissociation constant, Kd. Theoretical arguments are developed to explain these experimental findings and to calculate explicitly the Kd dependence of 1 + p.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1432-1436
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry A
Issue number2-10
Publication statusPublished - 1999

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  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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