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On the Theory of Electron-Transfer Reactions. VI. Unified Treatment for Homogeneous and Electrode Reactions

Marcus, R. A. (1965) On the Theory of Electron-Transfer Reactions. VI. Unified Treatment for Homogeneous and Electrode Reactions. Journal of Chemical Physics, 43 (2). pp. 679-701. ISSN 0021-9606. doi:10.1063/1.1696792.

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A unified theory of homogeneous and electrochemical electron‐transfer rates is developed using statistical mechanics. The treatment is a generalization of earlier papers of this series and is concerned with seeking a fairly broad basis for the quantitative correlations among chemical and electrochemical rate constants predicted in these earlier papers. The atomic motions inside the inner coordination shell of each reactant are treated as vibrations. The motions outside are treated by the "particle description," which emphasizes the functional dependence of potential energy and free energy on molecular properties and which avoids, thereby, some unnecessary assumptions about the molecular interactions.

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Additional Information:© 1965 American Institute of Physics. Received 8 March 1965. Online Publication Date: 17 May 2004. This research was performed in part under the auspices of the U. S. Atomic Energy Commission while the author was a visiting Senior Scientist at Brookhaven National Laboratory. It was also supported by a fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and by a grant from the National Science Foundation. A portion of the work was performed while the author was a member of the faculty of the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, and was presented in part at the 146th Meeting of the American Chemical Society held in Denver in January 1964.
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Official Citation:On the Theory of Electron‐Transfer Reactions. VI. Unified Treatment for Homogeneous and Electrode Reactions R. A. Marcus J. Chem. Phys. 43, 679 (1965);
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