LIST OF SOME SPECIAL LECTURES (EXCLUDING CONFERENCES) (1976 – 2006)

by Raji Heyrovska, Ph.D.


L 1. Polarography and potentiometry of adsorbable compounds

(Joint lecture with M. Heyrovsky) - Institute of Polarography, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Praha, 24 June 1976.


L 2. Van’t Hoff’s factor for non-ideality, variation of gas constant and thermodynamics

Van’t Hoff Laboratory, „De Uithof“, Univ. of Utrecht, Netherlands,26 May 1981.


L 3. Equations of state for gases and solutions: a unified treatment of dilute and concentrated solutions without activity coefficients.

J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Praha, 12 April 1984.


L 4. A unified interpretation of properties of dilute and concentrated solutions without activity coefficients

Laboratory of Electrochemistry, Univ. of P. & M. Curie, Paris, France,24 Sep 1984.


L 5. A unified interpretation of properties of dilute and concentrated solutions without activity coefficients

Dept. of Chem. Engg. & Applied Chem., Columbia Univ in the City of New York, USA,25 Oct 1984.


L 6. Physical chemistry without activity and fugacity coefficients

Auditorium, Hahn-Meitner Institute, W. Berlin, Germany, 2 July 1985.


L 7. Incomplete dissociation and hydration of strong electrolytes in aqueous solutions

Electronics Technology Division, Surface Physics Branch, Naval Research Labs., Washington DC, USA, 12 June 1987.


L 8. Researches on electrochemistry of solutions

Corrosion and Electrochemistry Research Laboratory, Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD, USA, 11 June 1987.


L 9. Hydration and dissociation of electrolytes

Dept. of Chem.,Univ. of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA,USA, 15 June 1987.


L 10. Hydration numbers and actual ionic concentrations of strong electrolytes in aqueous solutions

Inst. of Inorganic Chem., Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Praha, 10 Dec 1987.


L 11. Quantitative interpretation of properties of dilute and concentrated electrolyte solutions in terms of hydration and “true ionic concentrations”

Sofia Univ., Tokyo, Japan, 21 Jan 1988.


L 12. Physical Chemistry without activity coefficients

Dept. of IPC, Indian Inst. of Sci., Bangalore, India, 2 Feb 1988.


L 13. Enjoy Physical Chemistry in terms of solvation and ionic concentrations, not activities.

J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Praha, 6 Dec 1990.


L 14. A: Some excerpts on creativity; B: Polarography of minute volumes, films and surfaces

J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Praha, 25 Jun 1992.


L 15. "YES ARRHENIUS, NaCl is incompletely dissociated at all concentrations in water"

J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Praha, 26 May 1994.


L 16. Partial dissociation and hydration of strong electrolytes at all concentrations

Safarik Univ., Kosice, Slovak Rep., 23 Jun 1994.


L 17.
Modelling the behavior of strong electrolytes with a dissociation model

Dept. of Chem. Engg.,Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD., USA, 30 May 1995.


L 18. Hydration and ionic association/dissociation of strong electrolytes in aqueous solutions

Dept. of Chemistry, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada, 4 Oct 1995.


L 19. Hydration and partial dissociation of sodium chloride in aqueous solutions at all concentrations from zero to saturation

Division of Applied Sci., Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA, 11 Oct 1995.


L20
. Thermodynamic properties of alkali halides in aqueous solutions based on partial dissociation and hydration

Division of Applied Sci., Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA, 8 Oct 1996.


L 21. Thermodynamics of strong electrolytes in aqueous solutions based on partial dissociation and hydration (1:1 acids in particular)

Dept. of Chemistry and EAPS, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA, 9 Oct 1996.


L 22. Thermodynamics of strong electrolytes in aqueous solutions based on partial dissociation and hydration (general)

Dept. of Thermodynamics, NIST, Gaithersburg, MD, USA, 22 Oct 1996.


L 23. Thermodynamic properties of NaCl(aq) from "zero to saturation"

Dept. of Chem. Engg. & Applied Chem., Columbia Univ in the City of New York, USA,23 Oct 1996.


L 24. Partial dissociation and hydration of NaCl(aq) from "zero to saturation"

Inst. of Physical Chem. and Theoretical Chem., University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany,13 Dec1996.


L 25. A new light on the application of Bjerrum’s theory for NaCl(aq) from ”zero to saturation”

Dept. of Chemistry and EAPS, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA, 31Oct 1997.


L 26. The mean distance of approach of ions in NaCl(aq) as per Bjerrum's theory.

J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Praha, 8 Jun 1998.


L 27. Partial dissociation of strong electrolytes

Villa Julie College, Stevenson, MD, USA, 31 Aug 1998.


L 28. Festina Lente (hurry slowly): The development of the theory of electrolytes

Chemical Heritage Foundation., Philadelphia., PA,USA, 11 Mar 1999.


L 29. How did electrolyte theory reach its present state?

Division of Engg, & Applied Sci., Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA, USA, 5 Apr1999.


L 30. Back to Arrhenius’s theory of partial dissociation after a century of erring!

Dept. of IPC, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, July 1999.


L 31. The triumphant return of Arrhenius’s theory of partial dissociation for strong electrolytes in Y2K

Sigma Xi Society Seminar, Towson Univ., Baltimore, MD, USA, 7 Apr 2000.


L 32. Sorry Lewis, Bancroft was right: The concentration/activity controversy and the survival of the Journal of Physical Chemistry 

Chemical Heritage Foundn., Philadelphia, PA, USA, 10 Apr 2000.


L 33. Simplified thermodynamics of strong electrolyte solutions based on hydration and actual ionic concentrations (not activities)

Dept. of Chemistry, Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA, 21 Apr 2000.


L 34. New insights into the energy of atomic hydrogen based on the works of Larmor and de Broglie

Depts. of EAPS and Chemistry, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA, 1 Aug 2001.


L 35. A new insight into the energy of atomic hydrogen based on the works of Larmor and de Broglie

Chemical Heritage Foundn., Philadelphia, PA, USA, 8 Aug 2001.


L 36. A new insight into the energy of atomic hydrogen (A tribute to H. A. Rowland, the first Professor at Johns Hopkins University, who proved the magnetic effects produced by moving charges)

Dept. of Chem. Engg and Chemistry, Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD, USA, 15 Aug 2001.


L 37. Simple quantitative thermodynamics of electrolyte solutions based on solvation and partial dissociation - A centennial tribute to Arrhenius

Dept. of Chemistry, Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA,27 Jan 2004.

http://www.nesacs.org/pub_nucleus/2004/May04.pdf


L 38. The Golden ratio, ionic and atomic radii and bond lengths

Dept. of Chem. Engg and Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA,27 Apr 2005.


L 39. The role of the Golden ratio in the making of ions, atoms and molecules,

Faculty of Theoretical and Physical Chem., Masaryk Univ., Brno Czech Rep., 11 May 2005.


L 40. Present theory of Electrolyte solutions based on solvation and Arrhenius' idea of partial dissociation.  

Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Univ.of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), USA, 5 May 2006.,