Debye-Hückel theory

noun

De·​bye-Hück·​el theory
dəˈbīˈhikəl-,
-hᵫk-
: a theory in physical chemistry: the deviation of solutions of electrolytes from the laws of ideal solutions is due to electrical forces between ions

Word History

Etymology

after Peter J. W. Debye, born 1884 Dutch physicist and E. Hückel, born 1896 Swiss physicist

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“Debye-Hückel theory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Debye-H%C3%BCckel%20theory. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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