Acids and Bases: Solvent Effects on Acid-Base Strength by Brian G. Cox

By Brian G. Cox

Acids and bases are ubiquitous in chemistry. Our knowing of them, despite the fact that, is ruled through their behaviour in water. move to non-aqueous solvents ends up in profound alterations in acid-base strengths and to the charges and equilibria of many strategies: for instance, artificial reactions concerning acids, bases and nucleophiles; isolation of pharmaceutical actives via salt formation; formation of zwitter- ions in amino acids; and chromatographic separation of substrates. This ebook seeks to augment our knowing of acids and bases via reviewing and analysing their behaviour in non-aqueous solvents. The behaviour is expounded the place attainable to that during water, yet correlations and contrasts among solvents also are presented.

Fundamental heritage fabric is supplied within the preliminary chapters: quantitative elements of acid-base equilibria, together with definitions and relationships among resolution pH and species distribution; the impression of molecular constitution on acid strengths; and acidity in aqueous resolution. Solvent homes are reviewed, besides the value of the interplay energies of solvent molecules with (especially) ions; the power of solvents to take part in hydrogen bonding and to just accept or donate electron pairs is noticeable to be an important. Experimental tools for identifying dissociation constants are defined in detail.

In the remainder chapters, dissociation constants of a variety of acids in 3 distinctive periods of solvents are mentioned: protic solvents, equivalent to alcohols, that are robust hydrogen-bond donors; easy, polar aprotic solvents, similar to dimethylformamide; and low-basicity and occasional polarity solvents, comparable to acetonitrile and tetrahydrofuran. Dissociation constants of person acids range over greater than 20 orders of value one of the solvents, and there's a robust differentiation among the reaction of impartial and charged acids to solvent switch. Ion-pairing and hydrogen-bonding equilibria, corresponding to among phenol and phenoxide ions, play an more and more vital position because the solvent polarity decreases, and their impact on acid-base equilibria and salt formation is defined.

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Chem. Soc. , 1980, 9, 381 [13] Butler, J. , Cogley, D. , Grunwald, E. J. Phys. , 1971, 75, 1477 [14] Chantooni, M. , Kolthoff, I. M. J. Phys. , 1973, 77, 527 Determination of Dissociation Constants 4 Methods of determining dissociation constants in aqueous solution are well established, and analogous methods are also used in non-aqueous media. They are mostly based on the measurement of pH in solutions of known acid and base concentrations, or measurement of the ratios of acid and base in solutions of fixed pH.

H O d– > A– R d+ .... H O d– CH3 >> A– . . ) • Cations, such as the proton and alkali metal ions, are stabilized relative to water in ‘basic’ solvents, such as DMF, DMSO, and NMP, but * Note that because the dissociation equi- librium involves the neutral combination of H+ and OAc− , the results are, therefore, independent of the convention used to derive the single-ion values of aq γS (H+ ) and aq γS (OAc− ) 36 Solvation and Acid–Base Strength have considerably higher free energies in less basic solvents, such as acetonitrile.

23) The energies involved are enormous, comparable to the lattice energies of ionic crystals, as illustrated by the hydration energies of ions (eq. 4 [4]; values range from hundreds to thousands of kJ mol−1 . The absolute values are dominated by the very large electrostatic energies of the ions in the gas relative to the solution phase. 36 436 311 285 247 403 310 270 178 Pauling crystal radii for monatomic ions; thermochemical radii for polyatomic ions gas phase the most significant interactions between ions and solvent molecules are those occurring within the first solvation sphere.

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