Defined for ionic species B
by λ = | z B | F u B where z B is the charge number of the ionic species B
, F is the Faraday constant, and u B is the electric mobility of species B
. In most current practice z B is taken as unity, i.e. ionic conductivity is taken as that of species such as Na+
/3 etc. To avoid ambiguity the species considered should be clearly stated, e.g. as λ Ca 2+ / 2.
PAC, 1974, 37, 499. 'Electrochemical nomenclature' on page 512 (https://doi.org/10.1351/pac197437040499)