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Louisiana State UniversityLSU Digital CommonsLSU Historical Dissertations and ThesesGraduate School1970The Determination of the Ionization Constants ofWeak Acids in Mixed Solvent Systems: a Study ofMedium Effects.Louis Henry AdcockLouisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical CollegeFollow this and additional works at:This Dissertation is brought to you for free and open access by the Graduate School at LSU Digital Commons. It has been accepted for inclusion inLSU Historical Dissertations and Theses by an authorized administrator of LSU Digital Commons. For more information, please contact[email protected].Recommended CitationAdcock, Louis Henry, "The Determination of the Ionization Constants of Weak Acids in Mixed Solvent Systems: a Study of MediumEffects." (1970).LSU Historical Dissertations and Theses. 1710.
THE DETERMINATION OF THE IONIZATION CONSTANTS OFWEAK ACIDS IN MIXED SOLVENT SYSTEMS:A STUDY OF MEDIUM EFFECTSA DissertationSubmitted to the Graduate Faculty ofLouisiana State University andAgricultural and Mechanical Collegein partial fulfillment of therequirements for the degree ofDoctor of PhilosophyinThe Department of ChemistrybyLouis Henry AdcockB.S., Duke University, I95IM.A., Duke University, I955January,19'JOReproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction prohibited without permission.
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ACKNOWLEDGMENTThe author wishes to thank his wife, Patricia, without whoseencouragement and support this work would not have been completed.Grateful appreciation is also expressed to Dr. B. Sen forhis guidance and invaluable assistance in directing the work on thisproject, and to other members of the graduate chemistry faculty whohave contributed to the author's formal training and to this work.A special thanks is due Dr. R. V. Nauman and to the lateDr. J. H. Saylor of Duke University, whose efforts started the authoron the program culminating in this work.Gratitude is also expressedto Dr. P. W. West for the use of his laboratory and equipment.Grateful acknowledgment is made to the National ScienceFoundation for partial financial support during three summers in theCollege Teacher's Research Participation Program and an Academic YearExtension Grant.Thanks for financial assistance is also due theUniversity of North Carolina at Wilmington, North Carolina, for aFaculty Advanced Study Grant and to the Dr. Charles E. Coates MemorialFund of the LSU Foundation, donated by George H. Coates for assis­tance in the publication of this Dissertation.

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