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Predicting the reactivity of hydride donors in water: thermodynamic constants for hydrogen

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Abstract

The chemical reactivity of hydride complexes can be predicted using bond strengths for homolytic and heterolytic cleavage of bonds to hydrogen. To determine these bond strengths, thermodynamic constants describing the stability of H+, H˙, H, and H2 are essential and need to be used uniformly to enable the prediction of reactivity and equilibria. Due to discrepancies in the literature for the constants used in water, we propose the use of a set of self-consistent constants with convenient standard states.

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The article was received on 15 Dec 2014, accepted on 27 Jan 2015 and first published on 19 Feb 2015


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C4DT03841J
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2015,44, 5933-5938
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    Predicting the reactivity of hydride donors in water: thermodynamic constants for hydrogen

    S. J. Connelly, E. S. Wiedner and A. M. Appel, Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 5933
    DOI: 10.1039/C4DT03841J

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