IUPAC-NIST Solubility Database
NIST Standard Reference Database 106

Glass Ball as Bullet Solubility System: Tetrabromomethane (carbon tetrabromide) with Water

   (1) Water; H2O; [7732-18-5]  NIST Chemistry WebBook for detail
   (2) Tetrabromomethane (Carbon tetrabromide); CBr4; [558-13-4]  NIST Chemistry WebBook for detail

Original Measurements:
   Gross, P.M.; Saylor, J.H., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1931, 53, 1744-51.

   Temperature = 303 K

Prepared By:
   A. L. Horvath

Experimental Data:   (Notes on the Nomenclature)
t/°C103 * g1/g2102 * Mass Fraction w1 (compiler) 105 * Mole Fraction x1 (compiler)
300.242.4 x 10-21.30
   An excess of tetrabromomethane in 500 g water was shaken for 12 hours in a thermostat bath. Samples were then withdrawn and read against water in an interferometer made by Zeiss (ref. 1). A detailed description of the complete procedure is given in a Ph.D. thesis (ref. 2).

Source and Purity of Materials:
   (1) Eastman Kodak Co., recrystallized from ethyl alcohol and petroleum ether before use.
   (2) Distilled.

Estimated Errors:
   Solubility: ± 8.0%.
   Temperature: ± 0.02 K.

   1 Gross, P. M. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1929, 51, 2362.
   2 Saylor, J. H. Ph. D. thesis, Duke University, Durham, 1930.