I wrote:

Hydrochloric ions can influence the mutual solubility of IL and water and hence affect the extraction mechanism.

For several conclusions, I may use this construction. I would like to know how idiomatic is this structure, and what are other alternatives to use for such short conclusions in a sentence.


An alternative to hence would be thereby or in so doing or thus.

My recommendation would be thereby.

  • Thanks, which one needs "and" before it? I mean could you complete your answer by bringing an example of usage of each?
    – Ahmad
    Nov 15 '18 at 17:03

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