• Ghosh’s Law: A Retrospection

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      Ghosh’s law, strong electrolytes, conductivity, free ions, binary and ternary electrolytes.

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      The first organized theory of strong electrolytes was proposed by the Indian scientist Jnan Chandra Ghosh (J C Ghosh) in 1918. As soon as it appeared, it was highly appreciated throughout the globe. However, from 1919 several scientific papers appeared, which criticized this theory. The publication of Debye–Huckel limiting law in 1923 initially subsided Ghosh’s theory. But interestingly, the theory started to regain its importance since the middle of the last century when some important results were published by scientists from India and abroad.

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      Rajarshi Ghosh1

      1. Department of Chemistry The University of Burdwan Burdwan 713 104, India.
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