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I. Measurement of the latent heat of vaporization of lighter hydrocarbons--values for normal octane. II. Volumetric and phase behavior in the ethane-propane system

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McKay, R. (1959) I. Measurement of the latent heat of vaporization of lighter hydrocarbons--values for normal octane. II. Volumetric and phase behavior in the ethane-propane system. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-02172006-102234

Abstract

Part I: A calorimeter, originally built to measure the heat capacities of liquids at temperatures from 100 to 400°F and at pressures up to 1000 pounds per square inch, was modified to extend its utility to include the measurement of latent heats of vaporization of liquids over the same range of conditions. A description of the apparatus and of the procedure used for determining experimentally the heat of vaporization is presented in detail. Experimentally determined values of the latent heat of vaporization of n-octane at temperatures from 100 to 340°F are presented. The results at the lower temperatures agree with the measurements of the National Bureau of Standards within 0.09 per cent. At the higher temperatures the results are within 2 per cent of the values calculated from volumetric and phase behavior data. Part II: The molal volumes of three mixtures of ethane and propene were measured at pressures up to 10,000 pounds per square inch in the temperature interval between 10 and 400°F. The compositions of the coexisting phases were established throughout the two-phase region of this system at temperatures from 10 to 160°F.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:Latent heat of Vaporization
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Major Option:Chemical Engineering
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Sage, Bruce H.
Thesis Committee:
  • Sage, Bruce H. (chair)
  • Lacey, William Noble (chair)
Defense Date:1 January 1959
Author Email:ram (AT) alumni.caltech.edu
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-02172006-102234
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-02172006-102234
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ID Code:658
Collection:CaltechTHESIS
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Deposited On:21 Feb 2006
Last Modified:13 Feb 2014 16:32

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