The apparent and partial molal volume of aqueous sodium chloride solutions at various temperatures

Frank J. Millero

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The apparent, φV, and partial, V̄2, molal volumes of dilute (0.01 to 1.0 m) aqueous NaCl solutions have been determined as a function of temperature (0 to 55°) from precision density measurements. The Debye-Hückel theoretical limiting slope for the φV and V̄2 as a function of the square root of molar concentration is approached at all temperatures studied. The deviations of φV and V̄2 are strongly dependent on temperature. These results indicate that ion-ion interactions are strongly related to the effect of temperature on the structure of the hydrated ions or the structure of water between the interacting ions. Ion pairing (cation-anion) is examined as a possible cause for the observed deviations and a general method of calculating association constants from V̄2 data is presented. Stoichiometric association constants, KA* = 0.35, 0.18 and 0.11, respectively, at 0, 25, and 55°, were found to represent the V̄2 data over the concentration range from 0.25 to 1.0c.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)356-362
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of physical chemistry
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1970


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  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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