An investigation of reaction velocity and solubility in the critical temperature region.

by Clinton Howard. Holder

Institution: McGill University
Department: Department of Chemistry.
Degree: PhD
Year: 1939
Keywords: Chemistry.
Record ID: 1549673
Full text PDF: http://digitool.library.mcgill.ca/thesisfile130764.pdf


While the structures of the solid and gaseous states of aggregation are fairly well understood, statements are frequently found in current physical chemical literature deploring the inadequacy of our present knowledge of the liquid state. Mathematical attempts to clarify the situation have been made recently with considerable success. Consequently, experimental data becomes doubly important in that it serves to test mathematical prediction, and forms a basis for further calculation, and in addition presents a clearer mental picture of the constitution of the liquid state. Investigations of the phenomena occurring during the transition of substances or states of matter from one form to another frequently reveal important information concerning the original substance or state of matter. Hence, we might expect that a study of the physical properties of liquids at their critical temperature would be a fruitful means of enriching our ideas of the liquid state. [...]