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26 September 1996
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Dear Nature Editor,
Thank you for having printed my previous submission, "Heliocentric tangents", in your "Correspondence" section (Nature 338, 456, 1989).
Enclosed is a short paper intended for consideration for your "Scientific correspondence" section, entitled "AN INVERSE LINEAR RELATION BETWEEN: ATOMIC-NUMBER-PLUS-VALENCE; AND HYDRATION NUMBERS DERIVED FROM IONIC WEIGHTS CALCULATED AS INVERSE-SQUARE-OF-CONDUCTANCE/MOBILITY PER LAW OF KINETIC ENERGY".
This submission is thought to be of possible interest to Nature readers due to the generally-accepted importance of gaining an improved understanding of aqueous solution phenomena, as reflected in former Nature editor John Maddox's expression of frustration over our inability to calculate such phenomena (Nature 364, 483, 1993).
Thank you for your kind consideration.
Stuart Hale Shakman
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