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ERIC Number: EJ1108466
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Using a Combination of Experimental and Mathematical Method to Explore Critical Micelle Concentration of a Cationic Surfactant
Goronja, Jelena; Pejic´, Natas?a; Lez?aic´, Aleksandra Janos?evic´; Stanisavljev, Dragomir; Malenovic, Andelija
Journal of Chemical Education, v93 n7 p1277-1281 Jul 2016
An undergraduate electrical conductivity measurement experiment in a physical chemistry lab and basic fitting procedures are presented that allow a characterization of micellar system of hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide (cetyltrimethylammonium bromide, CTAB) in binary mixture of water and acetonitrile (ACN) as a cosolvent (10%, v/v) at 30.0 °C. Conductivity-concentration data were processed by inbuilt function of ORIGIN software to attain the values of critical micelle concentration by method of integration. Acquiring the data-fitting skills that are developed through the addition of a computational tool to a conventional electrical conductometry experiment has a general significance for its applications to more complex upper-level experiments with the aim to process data and perform fast calculations and graphics.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Serbia
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