Bowler, Bruce E. Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California.
Ellis, Walther R., Jr. Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California.
Gray, Harry B. Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California.
Meade, Thomas J. Division of Biology, Beckman Institute, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California.
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- Self-exchange and cross reactions
- Inner-sphere and outer-sphere mechanisms
- Electron-transfer theory
- Long-range electron transfer
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A reaction in which one electron is transferred from one molecule or ion to another molecule or ion. Electron-transfer reactions are ubiquitous in nature. Some are deceptively simple [for example, reaction (1),
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