Relation Between the Brunauer–Emmett–Teller and Harkins–Jura Isotherms

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H. K. LIVINGSTON1 has recently attempted to relate the Brunauer – Emmett – Teller and Harkins – Jura equations by means of the Gibbs adsorption isotherm for solid surfaces. However, he has only applied his method to one of the limiting conditions of the Brunauer – Emmett – Teller equation. We have extended this method to include the complete form of the equation, in order to direct attention to the great importance of the value of constant n in these relations.

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    Livingston, H. K., J. Chem. Phys., 15, 617 (1947).

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    Joyner, L. G., Weinberger, E. B., and Montgomery, C. W., J. Amer. Chem. Soc., 67, 2182 (1945).

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SMITH, T., BELL, R. Relation Between the Brunauer–Emmett–Teller and Harkins–Jura Isotherms. Nature 162, 109–110 (1948) doi:10.1038/162109b0

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