The heats of micelle formation of sodium dodecyl sulphate

E. Matijević, B. A. Pethica

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The critical micellar concentrations of sodium dodecyl sulphate solutions have been measured at 20°, 40° and 60°C in three different NaCl concentrations. These results are compared with published values obtained by other methods. An equation of the Clausius-Clapeyron type is used to calculate heats of micelle formation. The limitations of this equation and of other thermodynamic treatments of micellization, and the possibility of ion exchange on the micelle are considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)587-592
Number of pages6
JournalTransactions of the Faraday Society
StatePublished - 1958
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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