The vapor-liquid coexistence curve for refrigerant 502 (R 502) near the critical point has been determined by visual observation of the disappearance of the meniscus. Twenty-six saturated densities between 262 and 899 kg· m-3 have been obtained within an experimental error in temperature and density of ± 10 mK and ± 0.5%, respectively. Using these results along the vapor-liquid coexistence curve, the critical parameters, i.e., the critical temperature Tc=355.37 ±0.01 K and the critical density ρc=555±3kg · m-3, have been determined based on the disappearance of the meniscus level as well as on the intensity of the critical opalescence. A critical pressure Pc=4.070±0.002 MPa has been calculated from the existing vapor-pressure correlation using the present Tcvalue. In addition, the critical exponent β along the coexistence curve and the law of rectilinear diameter near the critical point are discussed.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics