equation. Maximum vapor pressure occurs with 20% ethanol-gasoline blend at which a positive azeotrope is formed. The trend is that the enthalpy of vaporization is a linear function of The ethanol-gasoline blends were tested in a port. Determination of Vapor Pressure and the Enthalpy of Vaporization by TGA vaporization enthalpy were calculated based on the Clausius-Clapeyron equation. Determining vapor pressure curves and enthalpy of vaporization using equation describes the relationship between the vapor pressure of a substance, p, and.
Determination of Vapor Pressure and the Enthalpy of Vaporization by TGA
There is a need for a simple method to determine the vapor pressure of substances for industrial applications as well as for basic research. The method should be routinely applicable, reliable, rapid and straightforward to perform.
In this article, we will show that thermogravimetric analysis TGA using a reference substance is a suitable technique. Theoretical background Several methods are available for determining the vapor pressure of substances. Some are based on techniques such as ebulliometry or gas saturation methods, others on static methods using a manometer e. Another group of methods makes use of the so-called effusion technique.
The effusion technique is based on the determination of mass loss. Devices such as the Knudsen cell and techniques derived from this have become of special interest. This is because their theoretical description takes into account effects that depend on a particular experimental setup.
These can be due to different geometrical factors or result from the necessity of not having to work in high vacuum in contrast to the original Knudsen method.
An effusion cell is shown schematically in Figure 1. The design is an open system in which molecules leave the cell by passing through an effusion hole. In thermal equilibrium, mass loss occurs at a constant rate. An experimental setup like this can be realized with practically any conventional TGA.
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Thermogravimetric analysis TGA is based on the continuous measurement of the mass differences of a sample as a function of temperature and time. At this point, the pressure over the liquid stops increasing and remains constant at a particular value that is characteristic of the liquid at a given temperature.
The rate of evaporation depends only on the surface area of the liquid and is essentially constant. The rate of condensation depends on the number of molecules in the vapor phase and increases steadily until it equals the rate of evaporation.
Equilibrium Vapor Pressure Two opposing processes such as evaporation and condensation that occur at the same rate and thus produce no net change in a system, constitute a dynamic equilibrium. In the case of a liquid enclosed in a chamber, the molecules continuously evaporate and condense, but the amounts of liquid and vapor do not change with time.
The pressure exerted by a vapor in dynamic equilibrium with a liquid is the equilibrium vapor pressure of the liquid. If a liquid is in an open container, however, most of the molecules that escape into the vapor phase will not collide with the surface of the liquid and return to the liquid phase. Instead, they will diffuse through the gas phase away from the container, and an equilibrium will never be established.
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Volatile liquids have relatively high vapor pressures and tend to evaporate readily; nonvolatile liquids have low vapor pressures and evaporate more slowly.
Thus diethyl ether ethyl etheracetone, and gasoline are volatile, but mercury, ethylene glycol, and motor oil are nonvolatile. The equilibrium vapor pressure of a substance at a particular temperature is a characteristic of the material, like its molecular mass, melting point, and boiling point Table It does not depend on the amount of liquid as long as at least a tiny amount of liquid is present in equilibrium with the vapor.
Molecules that can hydrogen bond, such as ethylene glycol, have a much lower equilibrium vapor pressure than those that cannot, such as octane. The nonlinear increase in vapor pressure with increasing temperature is much steeper than the increase in pressure expected for an ideal gas over the corresponding temperature range.
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The temperature dependence is so strong because the vapor pressure depends on the fraction of molecules that have a kinetic energy greater than that needed to escape from the liquid, and this fraction increases exponentially with temperature.
As a result, sealed containers of volatile liquids are potential bombs if subjected to large increases in temperature. Similarly, the small cans 1—5 gallons used to transport gasoline are required by law to have a pop-off pressure release.