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Offers an creation to the chemistry of the solid-water interface, progressing from the easy to extra advanced and utilized. Discusses the real interfaces in common platforms, particularly geochemistry, in traditional waters, soils and sediments. The procedures taking place at mineral-water, particle-water and organism-water interfaces play severe roles in regulating the composition and ecology of oceans and clean waters, the advance of soils and plant nutrient's provide, retaining the integrity of water repositories and in such purposes as water know-how and corrosion technological know-how.

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Eq. 8a) is valid for a symmetrical electrolyte (Z = ionic charge). At low potential Eq. ' ) RT (iv) (v) Distance x + (j ( P = SRT EEo Cx 10 tl 3)112 . 2 The diffuse double layer a) Diffuseness results from thermal motion in solution. b) Schematic representation of ion binding on an oxide surface on the basis of the surface complexation model. s = specific surface area m2 kg-1. Braces refer to concentrations in mol kg· 1. c) The electric surface potential. IV. falls off (simplified model) with distance from the surface.

4 Ligand Exchange; Surface Complex Formation of Anions and Weak Acids The main mechanism of ligand adsorption is ligand exchange; the surface hydroxyl is exchanged by another ligand. , the AI(III) or the Fe(III) in aluminum or ferric (hydr)oxides). The extent of surface complex formation (adsorption) is, as with metal ions, strongly 1) A Lewis acid site is a surface site capable of receiving a pair of electrons from the adsorbate. A Lewis base is a site having a free pair of electrons (like an oxygen donor atom in a surface OHgroup) that can be transferred to the adsorbate.

20 The Acid-Base Chemistry of Oxides charge is established by proton exchange at the surface. 1. If the surface charge is established solely by W exchange (binding and dissociation of W) one may also refer to the point of zero net proton charge, pznpc. We can estimate the pHpznpc of metal oxides from electrostatic considerations. Parks (1967) has shown that the pH zpnc of a simple oxide is related to the appropriate cationic charge and radius of the central ion. 2, the pOints of zero charge of a composite oxide is approximately the weighted average of the values of its components.

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