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the theory of electrolytic dissociation (1887) that became the basis of the modern understanding of electrolytes. In an electrically conductive solution (for example, acid, base, or salt), free ions are present before electrolysis, and the proportion of molecules dissociated into ions can be calculated from measurements of electrical conductivity as well as of osmotic pressure.
Synonym(s): Arrhenius law
Arrhenius,Svante, Swedish chemist and Nobel laureate, 1859-1927.
Arrhenius doctrine - the theory of electrolytic dissociation that became the basis of modern understanding of electrolytes. Synonym(s): Arrhenius law
Arrhenius equation - an equation relating chemical reaction rate to the absolute temperature.
Arrhenius law - Synonym(s): Arrhenius doctrine
Arrhenius-Madsen theory - that the reaction of an antigen with its antibody is a reversible reaction.