Two Topics in Chemical Instabilities: I Periodic Precipitation Processes; II Resonances in Oscillatory Reactions and Glycolysis

  • John Ross
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Part of the Springer Series in Synergetics book series (SSSYN, volume 12)


In a series of experiments [1–4] we have investigated the periodic precipitation process known as Liesegang ring formation in which a sparingly soluble salt is precipitated in discontinuous bands during the diffusion of an electrolyte into a second electrolyte solution. We also performed experiments on instabilities in colloidal growth in which macroscopic structure arises from an electrolyte solution in the absence of concentration gradients. In our studies we were mainly concerned with the temporal development of Liesegang structures and the influence of the concentrations of the reagents on these spatial patterns.


Ring Location Marginal Stability Ring Formation Linear Stability Analysis Secondary Resonance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John Ross
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  1. 1.Department of ChemistryStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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