A molecular theory of electron transfer reactions in polar liquids

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Abstract

Outer sphere and inner sphere electron transfer reactions in the solvent of hard spheres with permanent dipoles are considered. The solvent reorganization energy has been shown to be the sum of the reorganization energy of reorientation of the permanent dipoles and the reorganization energy of changes in coordinates of solvent molecules. Analytical expressions for both contributions have been obtained. The free energy of activation appears to be temperature dependent, which can result in a negative activation enthalpy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)795-808
Number of pages14
JournalMolecular Physics
Volume79
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

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molecular theory
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Electrons
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Chemical activation
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Free energy
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Enthalpy
enthalpy
free energy
Molecules
Temperature
molecules
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  • Condensed Matter Physics

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A molecular theory of electron transfer reactions in polar liquids. / Matyushov, Dmitry.

In: Molecular Physics, Vol. 79, No. 4, 1993, p. 795-808.

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