A term to denote the tendency of a particular solvent to promote ionization
of an uncharged or, less often, charged solute. The term has been used both in a kinetic and in a thermodynamic context.
PAC, 1994, 66, 1077
(Glossary of terms used in physical organic chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1994))
on page 1128
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