Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2010, Vol. 26 ›› Issue (10): 2589-2596.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB20101019

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Conductivity for the Investigation of Ionic Surfactants in an AqueousSolution and Some Characteristic Parameters

ZHAO Jian-Xi   

  1. Institute of Colloid Interface Chemistry, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou 350108, P. R. China
  • Received:2010-06-07 Revised:2010-07-14 Published:2010-09-27
  • Contact: ZHAO Jian-Xi
  • Supported by:

    The project was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (20673021, 20873024).


Conductivity is important in the investigation of the micellization behavior of ionic surfactants in an aqueous solution. We review this sensitive technique and discuss methods to determine the critical micelle concentration (cmc) and the degree of dissociation of the micelle( α) in detail. We also investigatea special situation analysis for conductivity curves and premicellar behavior. This method is useful for the investigation of surfactant systems in which strong intermolecular interactions occur.

Key words: Ionic surfactant, Conductivity, Characteristic parameters


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