Reversibility of Reaction of Potassium with Liquid Ammonia

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Science  01 Jan 1965:
Vol. 147, Issue 3653, pp. 45-46
DOI: 10.1126/science.147.3653.45


Ammoniated electrons exist in solutions of potassium amide in liquid ammonia which have reached thermodynamic equilibrium with hydrogen gas. By determining electron concentrations by electron spin resonance, an equilibrium constant of 105 at room temperature has been obtained.