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Calculating the thermodynamic properties of aqueous solutions of alkali metal carboxylates

Research paper by A. M. Rudakov, V. V. Sergievskii, T. V. Zhukova

Indexed on: 14 May '14Published on: 14 May '14Published in: Russian Journal of Physical Chemistry A



Abstract

A modified Robinson-Stokes equation with terms that consider the formation of ionic hydrates and associates is used to describe thermodynamic properties of aqueous solutions of electrolytes. The model is used to describe data on the osmotic coefficients of aqueous solutions of alkali metal carboxylates, and to calculate the mean ionic activity coefficients of salts and excess Gibbs energies. The key contributions from ionic hydration and association to the nonideality of solutions is determined by analyzing the contributions of various factors. Relations that connect the hydration numbers of electrolytes with the parameters of the Pitzer-Mayorga equation and a modified Hückel equation are developed.

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