This project will compile and evaluate all available solubility data in water systems with lithium and/or sodium nitrate.
The results of this work will be prepared in the standard format of the IUPAC-NIST Solubility Data Series for publication in the Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data and for inclusion in a web-accessible database being prepared by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
Under the direction of the Subcommittee on Solubility and Equilibrium Data (SSED) of the Analytical Chemistry Division , the IUPAC Solubility Data Project (SDP) compiles and evaluates data on solubility and disseminates the resulting information to the widest possible range of users by traditional (printed) and electronic (web-accessible database) means. The Solubility Data Project has focused on five subject areas of wide importance. The systems to be covered by this project fit into one of these priority areas, Solubility Related to Industrial Processes.
Nitrates are important in the production of fertilizers, lithium salts in general also in pharmaceutical industry. On the other hand, nitrates deposition in soils and following dissolution are important phenomena in environmental science. Besides, the importance of nitrates as model electrolytes in general investigation of electrolyte solutions must be mentioned. The respective systems were not covered yet in Solubility Data Series.
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March 2011 – IUPAC-NIST Solubility Data Series. vol. 89. Alkali Metal Nitrates. Part 1. Lithium Nitrate, ; J. Phys. Chem. Ref. Data 39, 033104 (2010); doi:10.1063/1.3437029