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type H3 and H4 are classification of IUPAC for hysteresis loops

BET applies to type 2 and 4. That is basically unanimous.

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  • $\begingroup$ You should elaborate and put some links. $\endgroup$
    – Mithoron
    Jan 16, 2018 at 23:05
  • $\begingroup$ This is enough.If you know the field, you will know what I am talking about. $\endgroup$
    – wangge
    Jan 18, 2018 at 3:11

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The sample that shows loop of H3 type have (very likely) no micropores (small uptake in low p/p0 range). In this case you can apply BET theory in common p/p0 range (0.05-0.3). The sample that shows H4 hysteresis have micropores (large uptake in low p/p0 range). The BET theory can be applied here, but in a much lower p/p0 range. For activated carbon, for example, one would look for a linear(!) range between p/p0 = 0.02-0.1. Generally, the BET theory is not suitable for microporous materials.

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