excess volume (at a solid/liquid interface)

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For a pure liquid, despite its low compressibility, the variation of density near a solid surface can be detected and measured. The total volume \(V\) of a system consisting of solid and pure liquid is different from (usually less than) that calculated assuming a constant liquid density. If the densities of bulk solid (\(\rho ^{\mathrm{sol}}\)) and liquid (\(\rho ^{\text{l}}\)) are known then an excess volume (usually negative) can be defined as: \[V^{\sigma }=V- V^{\mathrm{sol}}- V^{\,\unicode{x26ac}}=V- \frac{m^{\mathrm{sol}}}{\rho ^{\mathrm{sol}}}- \frac{m^{\text{l}}}{\rho ^{\text{l}}}\] where \(m^{\mathrm{sol}}\) is the mass of solid, \(V^{\mathrm{sol}}\) its volume calculated from the bulk density, \(V^{\,\unicode{x26ac}}\) is the initial volume of liquid and \(m^{\text{l}}\) is the mass of liquid. The excess mass is given by: \[m^{\sigma }=m^{\text{l}}- (V- V^{\mathrm{sol}})\ \rho ^{\text{l}}\]
PAC, 1986, 58, 967. (Reporting data on adsorption from solution at the solid/solution interface (Recommendations 1986)) on page 972 [Terms] [Paper]