Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research (ISSN : 0975-7384)

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Original Articles: 2012 Vol: 4 Issue: 4

Effect of Solvent Properties on Equivalent Conductivity of Electrolytes


Measurement of solution conductance is a classical electroanalytical technique that finds application in a variety of chemical and biochemical studies . Because solvents are used by chemists to carry out chemical reactions or observe chemical and biological phenomena, more specific measures of solvent effects are required. In the present investigation, the equivalent conductivity of acetic acid in methanol-water mixtures has been determined.. Equivalent conductivity of acetic acid is found to decrease with increasing percentage of methanol. The effect of solvent properties like dielectric constant and viscosity on equivalent conductivity of KBr has also been studied using different solvents.