The selectivity behaviour of nuclear grade anion exchange resin Auchlite ARA-9366 in chloride form towards iodide and bromide ions in the solution was studied. The trend in selectivity of the resin was predicted on the basis of thermodynamics of Clˉ/Iˉ and Clˉ/Brˉ uni-univalent ion exchange reactions. It was observed that the equilibrium constants K values for Clˉ/Iˉ ion exchange reaction were higher than that calculated for Clˉ/Brˉ exchange under identical experimental conditions. Also the enthalpy values for the two uni-univalent ion exchange reactions were calculated as -47.87 and -36.14 kJ/mol respectively. The high K and low enthalpy values obtained for Clˉ/Iˉ ion exchange reaction as compared to that obtained during Clˉ/Brˉ exchange supports higher selectivity of the resin towards iodide ions as compared to that towards bromide ions, when both the ions are present in the same solution.
International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy (Volume 30)
P.U. Singare and A.N. Patange, "Study on Halide Ions Selectivity of Nuclear Grade Anion Exchange Resin Auchlite ARA-9366", International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, Vol. 30, pp. 67-73, 2014