Journal of Solution Chemistry

, Volume 39, Issue 5, pp 701–708

Dielectric Constants of Water, Methanol, Ethanol, Butanol and Acetone: Measurement and Computational Study


DOI: 10.1007/s10953-010-9538-5

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Mohsen-Nia, M., Amiri, H. & Jazi, B. J Solution Chem (2010) 39: 701. doi:10.1007/s10953-010-9538-5


The dielectric constants (relative permittivities) of water, methanol, ethanol, butanol and acetone were measured at 91.3 kPa and (283.15 and 293.15) K and are reported here. The dielectric constants were determined by using a new setup based on a low-pass filter. The obtained dielectric constant values are compared with those reported in the literature, and are consistent with those reported in the literature. The obtained dielectric constant data were also compared with those calculated by the Kirkwood model. The comparisons indicated that Kirkwood model can be successfully used for calculation of dielectric constants of the pure fluids.


Dielectric constantLow-pass-filterCapacitorKirkwood model

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Thermodynamic Research LaboratoryUniversity of KashanKashanIran
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsUniversity of KashanKashanIran