Journal article

COMPARISON OF THE ELECTROKINETIC PROPERTIES OF THE SILICA SURFACE

DE DUNSTAN

JOURNAL OF THE CHEMICAL SOCIETY-FARADAY TRANSACTIONS | ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY | Published : 1994

Abstract

The electrokinetic potentials and surface charge densities of the silica surface are interpreted from both electrophoretic mobility and electro-osmosis measurements. Comparison of the data shows smaller magnitudes for both the potentials and surface charge interpreted from the electrophoretic mobility over the range of KCl concentration studied (10-5-0.1 mol dm -3). The interpreted surface charge densities increase indicating that effective adsorption of the negative chloride ions to the negative surface occurs. The silica surface is therefore postulated to be non-classical in nature. It is suggested that the retardation effect and therefore the electrophoretic potentials are underestimated ..

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