Kinetic Processes in the Liquid Phase
The application of dielectric relaxation studies to the†kinetic†processes
of†ion-pair†formation,†cooperative molecular processes and H-bonding
dynamics in the liquid phase is discussed. For electrolyte solutions an
equation is derived which links† the† experimentaž relaxation time†of†the
decomposition;†results†are presented and the limitation of†the kinetic
interpretation†of†the†slow†cooperative relaxation process of hydrogen
bonding liquids are reviewed.†The relaxation†time†of† the high-frequency
dispersion†step†in†H-bonding liquids, tauH = 1-2 ps, does not
yield primary information on the kinetics of hydrogen-bond formation.
Studied by High-Frequency Permittivity Measurements
R. Buchner and J. Barthel
J. Mol. Liq. 63, 55-75 (1995).
(c) 1998 Herbert Poepke