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E-Journal of Chemistry
Volume 9, Issue 1, Pages 415-419

Acoustical Studies on the Ternary Mixture of 1, 4- Dioxane + Chloroform + Cyclohexane liquid Mixtures At 303.15, 308.15 and 313.15 K

V. Vanathi,1 S. Mullainathan,1 and S. Nithiyanantham2

1Department of Physics, AVC College of Engineering, Mayiladuthurai, Tamilnadu-609 306, India
2School of Physical Sciences and Nanotechnology, (Biophysics / Ultrasonics Division), SRM University, Kattankulathur, Tamilnadu-603 203, India

Received 2 July 2011; Accepted 27 August 2011

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Ultrasonic velocity, density and viscosity of the ternary mixture of 1, 4- dioxane + chloroform + cyclohexane, were measured at 303.15, 308.15 and 313.15 K. The thermodynamical parameters such as adiabatic compressibility (β), intermolecular free length (Lf), free volume (Vf), internal pressure (πi), acoustic impedance (Z), molar sound velocity (R) and molar compressibility (W) have been obtained from the experimental data for all the mixtures, with a view to investigate the exact nature of molecular interaction. Adiabatic compressibility and intermolecular free length decrease with increase in concentration and temperature. The other parameters show almost increasing concentration of solutes. These parameters have been further used to interpret the molecular interaction part of the solute and solvent in the mixtures.