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Solubility of Alkylbenzenes and a Model for Predicting the Solubility of Liquid Organics in High-Temperature Water

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Department of Chemistry, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina 27858, and Chemistry Department, Arts and Science Faculty, Mersin University, 33342 Mersin, Turkey
Cite this: J. Chem. Eng. Data 2004, 49, 5, 1269–1272
Publication Date (Web):July 20, 2004
Copyright © 2004 American Chemical Society

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    The solubility of ethylbenzene, m-xylene, and benzene in water was determined using a laboratory-made system at temperatures ranging from 298 K to 473 K and a pressure of 50 bars. The solubility was enhanced by at least 1 order of magnitude by increasing the temperature from ambient to 473 K. A simple approximation model was developed to predict the solubility of liquid organics in high-temperature water. This model delivers an excellent estimation of the solubility of small molecules of liquid organic compounds in water at temperatures at or higher than 373 K.

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