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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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Submitted
03 Dec 2016
Accepted
07 Feb 2017
First published
07 Feb 2017

Chem. Commun., 2017,53, 3516-3519
Article type
Communication

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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