The Experimental Determination of Solubilities
Hefter and Reginald
P. T. Tomkins (Eds.)
John Wiley & Sons, 2003
This book covers the most useful experimental methods for all types
of solubility measurements. The importance of solubility phenomena has
been long recognized throughout science. For example, in medicine, the
solubility of gases in liquids forms the basis of life itself; in the
environment, solubility phenomena influence the weathering of rocks,
the creation of soils, the composition of natural water bodies and the
behaviour and fate of many chemicals. However, until now, no systematic
critical presentation of the methods for obtaining solubilities has
The book is divided into five sections: the first addresses the fundamental
thermodynamic and kinetic background necessary for a full understanding
of solubility phenomena. The next three sections cover the major types
of solubility determinations according to the physical state of the
solute: gases, liquids and solids; whilst the final section deals with
those technologically important areas whose traditions are sufficiently
different to justify their separate presentation.
Each chapter aims to be comprehensive but not encyclopaedic, with coverage
of the reliable methods in the particular area. Illustrations have been
included to enable the novice investigator to quickly develop apparatus
of their own. Where appropriate, contributors have included sets of
data to enable workers to properly assess the quality of their apparatus,
technique and data.
* Guidelines are provided on the reliability of various methods, as
well as information for selecting the appropriate technique.
* Unique coverage of the whole range of solubility measurements.
* Very useful for investigators interested in embarking upon solubility
Units and Conversions. (John W. Lorimer).
of Solubility. (John W. Lorimer and Roger Cohen-Adad).
and Mechanisms of Crystal Growth and Dissolution. (Jørgen Christoffersen
and Margaret R. Christoffersen).
of Gases in Liquids. (Lawrence Clever and Rubin Battino).
of Gases in Polymers. (Yuri Yampolski and Russell Paterson).
of Gases in Molten Salts. (Reginald P. T. Tomkins).
of Gases in Solid Metals. (Y. Sakamoto and Fred A. Lewis).
Solubilities. (Glenn T. Hefter).
of Solids in Liquids. (Roger Cohen-Adad and Marie-Thérèse
of Sparingly Soluble Solids in Liquids. (Heinz Gamsjäger and Erich
of Salt-Water Systems at High Temperatures and Pressures. (Vladimir
M. Valyashko and B.R. Churagulov).
of Metals and Non-metallic Substances in Liquid Metals. (Cezary Guminski
and Hans U. Borgstedt).
of Solids in Solids. (James Sangster).
5. SPECIAL SYSTEMS.
of Solids and Liquids in Supercritical Fluids. (Karel Aim and Maurizio
of Solids and Liquids in Cryogenic Liquids. (Elzbieta Szczepaniec-Cieciak).
of Polymers in Liquids. (Sonja Krause).
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