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Chemical and Electrochemical Electron-Transfer Theory

Marcus, R. A. (1964) Chemical and Electrochemical Electron-Transfer Theory. Annual Review of Physical Chemistry, 15 . pp. 155-196. ISSN 0066-426X. doi:10.1146/annurev.pc.15.100164.001103.

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One of the active areas in reaction kinetics during the post-war years has been that of electron-transfer reactions. These reactions constitute one type of oxidation-reduction process and include both chemical and electrochemical systems. Many rate constants have now been measured (1-8) and they have stimulated a variety of theoretical studies (9-37). The field has been characterized by a strong interplay of theory and experiment, which now includes the testing of theoretically predicted quantitative correlations (34). Because of a certain unique feature of the purely electron-transfer reactions--the absence of bond rupture in the reaction step--these correlations are unusual. They do not have the arbitrary parameters that occur in theoretical studies of most other reactions in chemical kinetics. This review will be limited to purely electron transfer reactions.

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Additional Information:© 1964 Annual Reviews. The writer is pleased to acknowledge the support provided: by an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship. He is also indebted to Dr. Norman Sutin for helpful suggestions with regard to this manuscript.
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Official Citation:Chemical and Electrochemical Electron-Transfer Theory R A Marcus Annual Review of Physical Chemistry, Vol. 15: 155 -196 (Volume publication date October 1964)
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