Temperature Effects on Conductivity of Seawater and Physiologic Saline, Mechanism and Significance
Richard Sauerheber* and Bettina Heinz
Palomar Community College, San Marcos, CA, USA
- Corresponding Author:
- Richard Sauerheber, PhD
Palomar Community College
San Marcos, CA, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: October 20, 2015; Accepted Date: October 24, 2015; Published Date: November 01, 2015
Citation: Sauerheber R, Heinz B (2015) Temperature Effects on Conductivity of Seawater and Physiologic Saline, Mechanism and Significance. Chem Sci J 6:109. doi:10.4172/2150-3494.1000109
Copyright: © 2015 Sauerheber R, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The conductivity of sea water and of 0.9% physiologic saline was examined as a function of temperature over a broad range. By inserting multimeter probes into samples prior to quick freezing, accurate resistance measurements were obtained even for the solid solutions at temperature below freezing. Data are also analyzed that suggest charge separation and charge density must be optimal for maximum conductivity of aqueous salt solutions. Ion mobility is not a requirement for conductivity. The data suggest a mechanism for electron transfer through salt solutions. The importance of saline and seawater differences is discussed.