The mechanism of ion exchange in zirconium phosphates. 16. Calorimetric determination of heats of lithium(1+)-hydrogen(1+) exchange Academic Article uri icon


  • The heats of Li+-H+ exchange have been measured calorimetrically on zirconium phosphates of different crystallinities. For the most crystalline exchanger the reaction is exothermic up to about 50% Li+ uptake. This is followed by a mildly endothermic reaction to about 77% lithium loading and a more highly endothermic reaction at still higher loading. These heat effects correspond to the formation of three separate exchange phases identified earlier by x-ray methods. In the case of the nearly amorphous exchanger the reaction is initially very slightly exothermic but soon becomes endothermic. The overall enthalpy is H = 2.57 kcal/mol and the entropy, S = -10.6 eu. Qualitative explanations for the enthalpy and entropy effects are presented and the results compared to those obtained with other alkali metal cations.

published proceedings

  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry

author list (cited authors)

  • Clearfield, A., & Tuhtar, D. A.

citation count

  • 7

complete list of authors

  • Clearfield, Abraham||Tuhtar, Dinko A

publication date

  • June 1976