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E-Journal of Chemistry
Volume 2 (2005), Issue 2, Pages 157-160

Theoretical Evaluation of Refractive Index in Binary Liquid Mixtures

Shipra Baluja, Nirmal Pandaya, Nikunj Kachhadia, and Asif Solanki

Department of Chemistry, Saurashtra University, (Gujarat-360005), India

Received 17 February 2005; Accepted 25 March 2005

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The density and refractive index (RI) for four binary liquid mixtures: diethyl malonate + dimethylformamide (DEM+DMF), diethyl malonate + Hexane (DEM+HEX), diethyl malonate + tetrahydrofuran (DEM+THF), diethyl malonate + 1,4-dioxane (DEM+DO) have been measured. The experimental values are compared with those calculated from Lorentz-Lorentz, Heller, Newton and Gladstone -Dale mixing rules.