Solubilities of Pb+2, Bi+3, Sb+3, and Cu+1 sulfides in (NaCl+KCl+Na2S) melts

Mohapatra, O. P. ; Alcock, C. B. ; Jacob, K. T. (1973) Solubilities of Pb+2, Bi+3, Sb+3, and Cu+1 sulfides in (NaCl+KCl+Na2S) melts Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, 4 (7). pp. 1755-1762. ISSN 1073-5615

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Solubilities of common metal sulfides have been determined in the (NaCl+KCl) eutectic melt with and without Na2S. A novel gas-phase equilibrium technique has been used for PbS, Bi2S3, and So2S3, and an improved liquid phase equilibrium technique for Cu2S, which eliminates the errors due to physical entrapment of the sulfide phase and segregation on quenching, enabling precise measurements to be made. Solubilities in the (NaCl+KCl) eutectic melt were determined as a function of temperature in the rante 700° to 950°C, and were found to be small. The partial molar heats of mixing of the sulfides in the eutectic melt have been calculated from the solubility measurements, to be 13.3, 31.4, 37.1, and 49.0 kcal for PbSs), Sb2S2(l), and Cu2S(s), respectively. Sodium sulfide addition was observed to enhance these solubilities, the effect being largest for Cu2S followed by Sb2S3, Bi2S3, and PbS. This effect is explained qualitatively. It was observed that PbS and Sb2S3 obey Henry's law up to saturation in (NaCl+KCl+Na2S) melts.

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