Ultrafast generation of aqueous carbonic acid

Katrin Adamczyk, Mirabelle Prémont-Schwarz, Dina Pines, Ehud Pines, Erik T.J. Nibbering

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We generate carbonic acid, a molecule of elusive nature, by ultrafast protonation of bicarbonate in aqueous solution, which follows the free energy reactivity correlation known for carboxylate anions, with an associated pKa-value of 3.45 ± 0.15.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena, UP 2010
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
ISBN (Print)9781557528940
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2010
EventInternational Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena, UP 2010 - Snowmass Village, CO, United States
Duration: 18 Jul 201023 Jul 2010

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


ConferenceInternational Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena, UP 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySnowmass Village, CO

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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