Ultrasonic velocity and density values of amino acids: l-alanine/l-proline/l-valine/l-leucine in 2.0 M aqueous KCl and 2.0 M aqueous KNO3 solutions have been measured for several concentrations of amino acids at different temperatures: 298.15, 303.15, 308.15, 313.15, 318.15 and 323.15 K. Using ultrasonic velocity and density data, the thermodynamic parameters such as isentropic compressibility (κs), change in isentropic compressibility (Δκs) and relative change (Δκs/κ0) in isentropic compressibility have been computed. The trends in the behaviour of κs, Δκs and Δκs/κ0 with changes in the concentration of amino acids/zwitterions as well as in temperature have been discussed in terms of zwitterions-ions, zwitterions-water dipoles, ions-ions, ions-water dipoles intermolecular/interionic interactions operative in the said systems.
- Amino acid
- Isentropic compressibility
- Zwitterions-ions interactions
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Condensed Matter Physics