theory of electrolytic dissociation

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Noun1.theory of electrolytic dissociation - (chemistry) theory that describes aqueous solutions in terms of acids (which dissociate to give hydrogen ions) and bases (which dissociate to give hydroxyl ions); the product of an acid and a base is a salt and water
scientific theory - a theory that explains scientific observations; "scientific theories must be falsifiable"
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
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When Arrhenius had worked out the theory of electrolytic dissociation (see 1884), it seemed clear that some compounds dissociated only partially on solution.

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