Differential and Integral Heat of Solution

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ADVANCED LABORATORY I FALL, 2000 ADIABATIC CALORIMETRY Reference: S,G,&N Exp. 8 in Chp. VI. Objectives: (1) Determine the integral heat of solution for finite amounts of KNO3 dissolved in water. Extrapolate the measurement to infinite dilution to obtain the differential heat of dilution. (2) Incorporate the concepts learned in your Electronics laboratory to amplify and accurately measure temperature changes associated with solution formation. (3) Use the A/D capabilities of a computer to record voltage as a function of time (e.g. a strip chart recorder). Pre-lab assignment and questions: (1) Thoroughly read the "Principles of Calorimetry" section of Chp. VI (pgs. 145 - 151). (2) After thoroughly analyzing the circuits described in Chapter XVII of your textbook, describe in detail how the operational amplifier circuit used in this experiment works. Be sure to consider both parts of the circuit, and how they work in combination. If dRT /dT is approximately 100 (ohms per °C) what do you expect the voltage change (Vo ) to be for a 10o C temperature change? Assume the following values of voltages and resistances: V1 = -50 mV; RH = 2 kΩ; RF = 100 kΩ; R2 = 1 kΩ. By analysis of the circuit, you know the relationship between RH and R1 before an addition of KNO3. (3) Prepare your pre-lab abstract as described in your syllabus. Background: (I) Heats of Solution. In this experiment the adiabatic calorimeter is used to measure the heat of solution of KNO3 in water. The generalized reaction for this solvation is: A + x S → A xS (solution at m concentration) Where: A is pure solute S is pure solvent which is mixed to form a solution m is the molal concentration.


The change in enthalpy accompanying this reaction depends upon the final solution concentration. Two measures of enthalpy have proved useful in determining the heat of solution: the integral heat of solution and the differential heat of solution. The integral heat of solution 1

per mole of solute dissolved Δ Hint is defined as the heat absorbed when one mole of solute is dissolved isothermally in solvent to form a solution of concentration m. Δ Hint does depend upon the final concentration m, and as m approaches zero (infinite dilution) Δ Hint asymptotically approaches a constant value, Δ H∞ , a characteristic of the solute-solvent couple. Δ H∞ is the enthalpy change per mole solute as one mole of solute is added to an infinite amount of solvent. In some thermodynamic calculations it is necessary to know the enthalpy change when pure solute A dissolves in a solution of A at some concentration, m, at a known pressure and temperature. This enthalpy change is the differential heat of solution and is defined as the enthalpy change for one mole of solute dissolved in an infinite amount of solution of concentration m. (Notice that Δ H∞ , the integral heat of solution at infinite dilution, is the differential heat of solution at m = 0.) Experimentally it is difficult to measure the heat absorbed per mole when a very small amount of solute is dissolved in a finite amount of solution at concentration m. In practice it is easier to measure the integral heat of solution Δ Hint as a function of concentration and then derive the differential heat of solution in the following way. The enthalpy change, ΔH, for the process (at constant T and p): n1 moles of S + n2 moles of A → Solution (n1 S + n2 A) is given by: Δ H = H soln - n1 H1 - n 2 H 2

where H1 and H 2 are the standard molal enthalpies of pure S and pure A. The differential heat of solution Δ H 2 is the change in ΔH as a result of a small change in n2 . Δ H2 = and ∂Δ Hsolution |P,T,n1 ≡ H 2 ∂ n2 ∂ΔH ∂ Δ Hsoln - Δ H2 |P,T,n1 = | ∂ n2 ∂ n 2 P,T,n1


Therefore, the differential heat of solution, Δ H 2 = H 2 - H 2 , is the enthalpy of solution of one mole of pure A going to form a large volume of solution with a specific concentration. (II) Effect of concentration. If the solute is an ionic substance, the activity of all...
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