Date of Award
Union College Only
Bachelor of Science
The fundamental relationship determining the area per molecule is: A = SM/ (g/c x v x N) A = area per molecule. S = area occupied by the monolayer. M = molecular weight. g = grams of stearic acid in volume c. c = volume of solution. v = aliquot of c delivered to the surface. N = Avogadro’s Number. Each of the terms in the above equation will be discussed in detail below.
Dryer, Michael Stacey, "The determination of the cross-sectional area of a stearic acid molecule" (1960). Honors Theses. 1774.