Ionic Equilibrium. Solubility and pH Calculations

  • ID: 2172934
  • April 1998
  • 576 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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A celebrated classic in the field updated and expanded to include the latest computerized calculation techniques

In 1964, James N. Butler published a book in which he presented some simple graphical methods of performing acid–base, solubility, and complex formation equilibrium calculations. Today, both the book and these methods have become standard for generations of students and professionals in fields ranging from environmental science to analytical chemistry. Named a "Citation Classic" by the Science Citation Index in 1990, the book, Ionic Equilibrium, continues to be one of the most widely used texts on the subject. So why tamper with near–perfection by attempting a revision of that classic? The reason is simple the recent rapid development and wide availability of personal computers.

In the revised Ionic Equilibrium, Dr. Butler updates his 1964 work by abandoning the slide rule and graph paper for the PC spreadsheet. He also expands the original coverage with extensive material on basic principles and recent research.

The first part of Ionic Equilibrium is devoted to the fundamentals of acid–base, solubility, and complex formation equilibria. READ MORE >

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Basic Principles.

Activity Coefficients and pH.

Strong Acids and Bases.

Monoprotic Acids and Bases.

Polyprotic Acids and Bases.


Complex Formation.

Organic Complexes.

Oxidation––Reduction Equilibria.

Carbon Dioxide.

pH in Brines.

Automated Computation Methods (by David R. Cogley).


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"This is by far the best textbook on chemical equilibrium I know. It is an absolute must for everybody using electrolyte solutions in his research..."(Jnl of Solid State Electrochemistry, Vol 5, 2001)

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