The Development of the Theory of Electrolytic Dissociation

  title={The Development of the Theory of Electrolytic Dissociation},
  author={Kevin C. de Berg},
  journal={Science \& Education},
The theory of electrolytic dissociation proved to be one of the most controversial in the history of chemistry. This paper examines the evidence proffered by Arrhenius, van't Hoff, and Ostwald in favour of the theory and outlines the objections raised by Armstrong, Fitzgerald, and Pickering. The controversy revolved partly around the nature of the emerging new chemistry and has important implications for the study of the nature of science. Some important observations are made in relation to the… 
The double transfer of thermodynamics: From physics to chemistry and from Europe to America.
  • P. Dais
  • Chemistry, Physics
    Studies in history and philosophy of science
  • 2019
The methodological approaches used by physicists and chemists to transfer thermodynamics to chemistry are examined, to evaluate the potential of this science to offer solutions to existing chemical problems, and to discuss the attitude of the scientific community towards these new ideas.
Raoult's Law: A Reinterpretation for Concentrated Strong 1:1 Electrolyte Solutions
Chemistry textbooks typically mention that Raoult’s Law is strictly applicable only for ideal solutions which usually also means very dilute solutions. Non-ideal behaviour for electrolytes is
Two hundred years ago Theodor Grotthuss published a major paper entitled “Mémoire sur la décomposition de l’eau et des corps, qu’elle tient en dissolution a’ l’aide de l’élecrticite galvanique.”(1)
Controversias científicas en la Química del siglo XIX
Some representative cases of the scientific controversies that led to consolidate Chemistry in 19th century and to establish the present theories, are studied. Polemics related with combination laws,
Changing How We Teach Acid-Base Chemistry
An inquiry teaching cycle promotes the transformation of a hands-on activity into an inquiry, and subsequently, an historical model is used to propose a sequence of activities based on the modeling cycle of Couso and Garrido-Espeja for lower secondary school.
(H, Li)Br and LiOH Solvation Bonding Dynamics: Molecular Nonbond Interactions and Solute Extraordinary Capabilities.
The consistency in the concentration trend of the fLiBr(C), the Jones-Dole viscosity η(C, and the surface stress of LiBr solution clarifies their common origin of ionic polarization.
Textbooks’ and teachers’ understanding of acid-base models used in chemistry teaching
Acid-base reactions can be described in several ways: by formula equations as reactions between substances, or by ionic equations as proton transfer reactions according to Bronsted‘s model. Both
(H, Li)Cl and LiOH hydration: Surface tension, solution conductivity and viscosity, and exothermic dynamics
Abstract We systematically examined the effect of (H, Li)Cl and LiOH solvation on the O:H O bond network deformation, surface tension (contact angle), solution electrical conductivity, thermomics,
A relationship philosophy-science education is illustrated by a case study. Based in a phenomenological approach, experimental activity in science is shown as a space which establishes a close and
Conductometric Studies of Sugar Solution: An Additional Parameter to Assess Sugar Quality
Assessment of sugar quality is important for its marketability mainly based on its colour value. Conventionally it is carried out by way of International Commission for Uniform Methods of Sugar