Measurement and correlation of excess molar volumes for mixtures of 1-propanol and aromatic hydrocarbons

Suman Gahlyan, Manju Rani, Inkyu Lee, Il Moon, Sanjeev Kumar Maken

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Excess molar volumes (VmE) have been measured at 303.15 K for 1-propanol+benzene or toluene or o- or m- or p-xylene mixtures using V-shape dilatometer. The VmE values, for an equimolar composition, vary in the order: benzene>toluene∼m-xylene>o-xylene>p-xylene. The VmE data have been used to calculate partial molar volumes, excess partial molar volumes, and apparent molar volumes of 1-propanol and aromatic hydrocarbons over the entire range of composition. The excess volume data have also been interpreted in terms of graph-theoretical approach and Prigogine-Flory-Patterson theory (PFP). While PFP theory fails to predict the VmE values for systems with s-shaped VmE versus x1 graph, the VmE values calculated by graph theory compare reasonably well with the corresponding experimental values. This graph theory analysis has further yielded information about the state of aggregation of pure components as well as of the mixtures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)168-177
Number of pages10
JournalKorean Journal of Chemical Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan

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© 2014, Korean Institute of Chemical Engineers, Seoul, Korea.

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  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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