Paradigms and paradoxes: revisiting the relation of oxidation state and acidity of polyhydride cations
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Nearly four decades ago, we published a simple chemical regularity: the proton affinity of MHa is higher than that of MHb when “a” is greater than “b.” Some new thoughts about this pattern of chemical energetics are presented in the current study.
KeywordsAcidity Chemical regularities Oxidation state Polyhydride cations Proton affinity
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