Experimental surface tensions for HFC-32, HCFC-124, HFC-125, HCFC-141b, HCFC-142b, and HFC-152a

M. Okada, Y. Higashi

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The surface tension of six alternative refrigerants, i.e., HFC-32 (CH, F, ). HCFC-124 (CHClFCF,), HFC-125 (CHF2CF3). HCFC-14lb ICH,CCI,F). HCFC-142b (CH3CCIF2), and HFC-152a (CH3CHF2), has been measured in the present study. The measurements were conducted under equilibrium conditions between the liquid and its saturated vapor. The differential capillary-rise method (DORM) used two glass capillaries, with inner radii of 0.3034 ± 0.0002 and 0.5717 ±0.0002 mm, respectively. Temperatures in the range from 270 to 340 K were considered. The accuracy of surface tension measurements is estimated to be within ±0.2 mN · m-1. The temperatures are accurate to within ±20 mK. The temperature dependence of the resultant data were successfully represented by van der Waals' correlations to within ±(1.1 mN m-1 for each substance. Available surface tension data are compared with the present data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)791-800
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Thermophysics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 1995
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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