The thermodynamics of monolayer penetration at constant area: Part 2

P. J. Anderson, B. A. Pethica

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Experiments on the penetration of cetyl alcohol monolayers by sodium dodecyl sulphate over a range of temperatures are reported. The penetration isotherms are used to calculate the surface densities of the penetrating molecules, on the basis of the theory developed in part 1 for the application of the Gibbs adsorption isotherm to a perturbed penetration system. Clausius-Clapeyron type equations are then developed for the integral and isosteric heats of monolayer penetration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1080-1087
Number of pages8
JournalTransactions of the Faraday Society
StatePublished - 1956

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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