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Journal of Thermodynamics
Volume 2015, Article ID 782138, 7 pages
Research Article

Volumetric Behavior of Binary Mixtures of Alkoxyethanols and Some Selected Amines at 298.15 K

1Department of Chemical Sciences, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, PMB 71, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Nigeria
2Department of Chemistry, Rivers State University of Science & Technology, PMB 5080, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

Received 23 September 2014; Revised 9 January 2015; Accepted 9 January 2015

Academic Editor: Felix Sharipov

Copyright © 2015 Ayasen Jermaine Kemeakegha 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.


Densities of binary mixtures of 2-methoxyethanol (2-MeO-EtOH) and 2-ethoxyethanol (2-EtO-EtOH) with hexylamine (HLA), diethylamine (DEA), triethylamine (TEA), tert-butylamine (TBA), aniline (ANL), and benzylamine (BLA) have been determined at varying compositions of the alkoxyalkanols at 298.15 K. The excess molar volumes, VE, of the binary mixtures were calculated from the experimental density data of the mixtures and the component single solvents. The calculated excess molar volumes were fitted into the Redlich-Kister polynomial to obtain the fitting coefficients and standard deviations. The excess molar volumes of the binary mixtures of all the solvent systems investigated were negative over the entire range of the solvents composition. The negative values were attributed to stronger hydrogen bond formations between the unlike molecules of mixtures than those between the like molecules of the pure components. The magnitude of the excess molar volumes of the binary mixtures of 2-methoxyethanol and the aliphatic amines were in the order TBA > TEA > DEA > HEA. For the two aromatic amines, the magnitudes were in the order BLA > ANL. For binary mixtures of the amines and 2-ethoxyethanol, the magnitudes were in the order DEA > TEA > TBA > HEA at compositions where the mole fraction of 2-EtO-EtOH was ≤0.5 and TBA > TEA > DEA > HEA above 0.5 mole fraction of 2-EtO-EtOH.