Velocity of Ultrasonic Waves in Aqueous Solutions of Zinc Halides


ZINC and cadmium belong to sub-group II of the Periodic System. Their compounds exhibit properties characteristic of the second group. Deviations from the normal thermodynamic behaviour have been reported in the case of halides of these metals1. Investigation by ultrasonic radiation2,3 of aqueous solutions of cadmium halides showed interesting deviations from the normal behaviour of electrolytic solutions. Hence, it is expected that zinc halides would also exhibit similar anomalies.

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    Harned, H. S., and Owen, B. B., “The Physical Chemistry of Electrolytic Solutions”, Chapter 13 (1950).

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    Balachandran, C. G., J. Indian Inst. Sci., 37, 27 (1955).

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    Subrahmanyam, S. V., Trans. Farad. Soc., 56, 971 (1960).

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SUBRAHMANYAM, S. Velocity of Ultrasonic Waves in Aqueous Solutions of Zinc Halides. Nature 188, 570–571 (1960).

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