Calculation of the speed of sound in reciprocal systems from the known ion concentrations
Author: Denisov, D.
Source: Acoustical Physics, Volume 53, Number 5, September 2007 , pp. 589-593(5)
Publisher: MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica
Abstract:A method of calculating the deviations of the speed of sound in a mixed solution containing two types of cations and two types of anions from the speed of sound in pure water by using the known ion concentrations in the solution and the concentration dependences of the speed of sound in binary solutions of the salts entering the mixed solution is proposed. The method is based on the ionic strength rule and the equiprobable ion distribution hypothesis. The calculated values of the deviations of the speed of sound in a mixed solution from the speed of sound in pure water (for solution temperatures of 15 and 25°C) are in fairly good agreement with experimental data. The proposed method is applied for calculating the speed of sound in seawater.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2007-09-01