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The bifunctional catalytic role of water clusters in the formation of acid rain

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Abstract

State-of-the-art chemical bonding analyses show that water clusters have a bifunctional catalytic role in the formation of H2SO4 in acid rain. The embedded H2O monomers mitigate the change in the chemical bonding scenario of the rate-limiting step, reducing thereby the corresponding activation energy in accordance with Hammond's postulate. We expect that the insights given herein will prove useful in the elucidation of the catalytic mechanisms of water in inorganic and organic aqueous chemistry.

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The article was received on 03 Dec 2016, accepted on 07 Feb 2017, published on 07 Feb 2017 and first published online on 07 Feb 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC09616F
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2017,53, 3516-3519
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    The bifunctional catalytic role of water clusters in the formation of acid rain

    E. Romero-Montalvo, J. M. Guevara-Vela, W. E. Vallejo Narváez, A. Costales, Á. M. Pendás, M. Hernández-Rodríguez and T. Rocha-Rinza, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 3516
    DOI: 10.1039/C6CC09616F

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