ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY, COMPRESSIBILITY, AND VISCOSITY OF AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTIC SOLUTIONS
LITTLE (ARTHUR D) INC CAMBRIDGE MA
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As part of the TRIDENT effort in the general area of ocean environment, the literature data on electric conductivity, compressibility, and viscosity of sea water have been reviewed and collected. These physical properties affect such processes as galvanic corrosion, the operation of sea- return cables, and the performance of seawater-activated batteries. Although experimental values are not available over the full range of temperatures, pressures, and concentrations encountered in the oceans, they can often be estimated from the corresponding values for pure single electrolytes. Data for pure electrolytes may also prove useful, for example, in predicting the performance of electrolytic cells exposed to deep-sea pressures. A short explanatory section provides a minimal background for interpreting the tables and figures. Since current theory does not predict adequately the properties of any but very dilute solutions, this report emphasizes experimental results and empirical formulae.
- Physical Chemistry