Organic acids in hydrothermal solutions: standard molal thermodynamic properties of carboxylic acids and estimates of dissociation constants at high temperatures and pressures

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Abstract

Experimental standard partial molal volumes, heat capacities, and entropies as well as apparent standard partial molal enthalpies and Gibbs free energies of mono- and dicarboxylic acids and their anions at low temperatures and pressures are used to generate correlations for predicting the same properties at high temperatures and pressures for 59 carboxylic and 18 hydroxyacid species with the revised Helgeson-Kirkham-Flowers (HKF) equation of state. Predicted equilibrium dissociation constants are compared with experimental values from the literature and tabulated as functions of pressure and temperature for 25 carboxylic acids and nine hydroxyacids. The results allow incomporation of a wide variety of organic acids into quantitative interpretations of geochemical processes. -from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)496-580
Number of pages85
JournalAmerican journal of science
Volume295
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
Externally publishedYes

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  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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