Journal article

Zeta potential of stearic acid monolayer at the air-aqueous solution interface.

S Usui, TW Healy

Journal of Colloid and Interface Science | Elsevier BV | Published : 2002

Abstract

The zeta (zeta) potential of an insoluble monolayer of stearic acid at the air-water interface was measured as a function of pH in the presence of 0.0001, 0.001, and 0.01 M NH4NO3. The zeta potential was measured by means of the plane interface technique which involved the determination of the electrophoretic velocity profile of reference (polystyrene latex) particles along the solution depth in a rectangular open quartz cell. The zeta vs pH relationship at 0.001 and 0.01 M NH4NO3 was analyzed in terms of the Gouy-Chapman-Stern-Grahame model for electrical double-layer incorporating a simple site-binding model used previously for many oxide and latex colloid studies. The dissociation constan..

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