Document Type

Article

Date

8-9-2007

Embargo Period

2-1-2013

Keywords

Hardness; Strength of materials; Energy change; Hard acids; Soft acids; Reaction kinetics

Disciplines

Chemistry

Description/Abstract

A demonstration of the hard/soft-acid/base principle involves showing that the energy change for Ah Bs + As Bh → Ah Bh + As Bs is always negative. We point out problems with assumptions made about hardness and strength of the components, but emphasize that problems with the way in which energies are calculated are even more important.

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http://jcp.aip.org/resource/1/jcpsa6/v127/i6/p066101_s1

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