Theoretical prediction of eutectic temperature and composition
An empirical method for the theoretical prediction of eutectic temperatures and compositions, for binary systems forming simple eutectics, from the reported values of freezing points and fusion enthalpies of the components is described. The eutectic temperatures and compositions thus predicted for systems involving organic compounds are found to be within ±2.5 K and ±0.03 of the experimental values, respectively. However, for binary metal systems this method is of limited success.
Key wordsEutectic temperature and composition simple eutectic systems
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