Onsager Heat of Transport at the Liquid-Vapour Interface of Glycerol-Water Solutions
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree NameMaster of Science
The Onsager heat of transport, Q*, has been measured for water vapour above glycerol-water solutions (75 % to 94.5 % glycerol) over a temperature range of -46 to -32 ℃. For solutions of concentrations 80 % and above, Q* varied from 5.41 kJ mol-1 ± 0.97 to 17.37 kJ mol-1 ± 2.61, consistent with previous results for aniline and n-heptanol. The dissociation of glycerol-water complexes was not rate determining, as was the case for sulfuric acid-water solutions, and therefore the glycerol-water system is a better two component system analog for comparison with the CO2-water system than the sulfuric acid-water system.