A Critique of the Mathematical Coherence of Acid/Base Interfacial Free Energy Theory.

Acid/base theory has, over the last decade or so, been developed to describe interfacial free energies, or tensions, in wetting theory. An approach put forward by van Oss and co-workers, involving van der Waals/Lifshitz and Lewis electron acceptor/donor contributions to surface/interfacial free energies, has often been employed. The present study considers… (More)