Journal of Solution Chemistry

, Volume 10, Issue 6, pp 431–435 | Cite as

Theoretical prediction of eutectic temperature and composition

  • K. Karunakaran
Article

Abstract

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 words

Eutectic temperature and composition simple eutectic systems 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Karunakaran
    • 1
  1. 1.V. O. Chidambaram CollegeTuticorinIndia

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