Van der Waals constants velocity


A ferroelectric crystal is one that has an electric dipole moment even in the absence of an external electric held. This arises because the centre of positive charge in the crystal does not coincide with the centre of negative charge. The phenomenon was discovered in 1920 by J. Valasek in Rochelle salt, which is the H-bonded hydrated d-tartrate NaKC4H406.4H 0. In such compounds the dielectric constant can rise to enormous values of lO or more due to presence of a stable permanent electric polarization. Before considering the effect further, it will be helpful to recall various dehnitions and SI units  [c.57]


Langes handbook of chemistry (1999) -- [ c.5 , c.171 ]