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Journal of Thermodynamics
Volume 2012, Article ID 892913, 6 pages
Research Article

Pippard Relations Close to the Melting Point in the Premelting Region of Hexadecane

1Department of Physics, Middle East Technical University, 06531 Ankara, Turkey
2Department of Physics, Çanakkale 18 Mart University, 17100 Çanakkale, Turkey

Received 6 August 2012; Accepted 15 October 2012

Academic Editor: Dominique Richon

Copyright © 2012 Hamit Yurtseven et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We examine here the validity of the Pippard relations close to the melting point in the premelting region of hexadecane. For this verification, we analyze the observed data for the thermal expansivity obtained for various pressures at constant temperatures of 302 and 325 K in this system. By calculating the isothermal compressibility and the specific heat in the same pressure region of the premelting region of hexadecane, we obtain that varies linearly with and also that varies linearly with for this system. This indicat es that some molecular organic compounds, such as solid hexadecane studied here, can exhibit -phase transitions prior to melting which are expected to verify the Pippard relations.