## Glass dissolution as a function of pH and its implications for understanding mechanisms and future experiments

Here, various rate equations for the dissolution of silicate glasses have been discussed in the literature. In this article, the published results from studies are discussed in which the dissolution rate data are collected under high flow conditions such that saturation with respect to alteration products is avoided. Additionally, the studies also covered broad ranges of temperature and pH. Starting with nuclear waste glass studies, a two-term rate expression is used to fit data with the result that the data point toward a three-term expression offered by Köhler et al. (2003). These rate expressions contain two or three pre-exponential or rate constants. However, it appears that a single rate constant, an intrinsic rate constant, is consistent with the data. Thus, a rate expression of the form R=k

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