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I. Oxonium Compound Formation by Alcohol in Aqueous Solution. II. The Hydration of Acetylene


Frieman, Rubin Harold (1934) I. Oxonium Compound Formation by Alcohol in Aqueous Solution. II. The Hydration of Acetylene. Master's thesis, California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/YBHJ-YH98.


Part I

1. The distribution of alcohol between benzene and aqueous solutions of (1) sulfuric acid, (2) sodium sulfate, and (3) mixtures of perchloric acid and sodium perchlorate has been studied.

2. Apparent values of equilibrium constants for the formation of oxonium salts in aqueous solutions have been calculated.

Part II

1. It has been established that oxygen exerts an inhibiting effect in the formation of the complex compounds of mercury which catalyze the hydration of acetylene.

2. The hydration of acetylene has been shown to be of first order with respect to acetylene.

3. The conditions for the rapid determination of acetylene in the presence of oxygen by the bromate-bromide method have been determined.

Item Type:Thesis (Master's thesis)
Subject Keywords:Chemistry
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Major Option:Chemistry
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
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Defense Date:1 January 1934
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:02082017-133402744
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ID Code:10049
Deposited By: Benjamin Perez
Deposited On:16 Feb 2017 21:22
Last Modified:16 Aug 2023 23:07

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