University Chemistry ›› 2016, Vol. 31 ›› Issue (11): 45-50.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX201602004

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Development and Application of the Concept of Hard-Soft-Acid-Base (HSAB)

Yi-Ke HUANG,Xiao-Hang QIU*()   

  • Published:2016-11-30
  • Contact: Xiao-Hang QIU


By starting from the origin of the concept of Hard-Soft-Acid-Base (HSAB), we briefly introduced the background of its establishment and development, and discussed about potential applications.Finally we gave a summary and evaluation based on the current knowledge and applications of HSAB.

Key words: Hard-Soft-Acid-Base, Hardness, Softness


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