'application of the BET equation should be restricted to the range where the term n(1 – p/p0) continuously increases with p/p0'see 5.2.2 in the reference This is one of the criterias IUPAC proposes for BET to be applied to micropores. What is the physical meanning of n(1 – p/p0) and why does it need to increase?

  • $\begingroup$ OK, I was tracking a little the meaning of it. Rouquerol's adsorption book traces it to the paper DOI: 10.1016/S0167-2991(07)80008-5 From this paper, it goes to the Keii article in Anal. Chem. (pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/ac50154a063) but in here I could not find it clearly. The other possible reference, is [6] J.B. Parra, J.C. de Sousa, R.C. Bansal, J.J. Pis and J.A. Pajares, Adsorption Sci. Tech., 11 (1994) 51. Which I don't have the book now to check... if I remember, I will look at it tomorrow back at the office. $\endgroup$ – Nando May 31 '18 at 12:22
  • $\begingroup$ I checked the paper by Parra et al. and it also does not explain much. Just mentions using the alternative linear form by Keii which is more sensitive to deviations from linearity. $\endgroup$ – Nando Jun 1 '18 at 6:17
  • $\begingroup$ I checked Keii's paper. I think the increasing of n(1 – p/p0) means the forming of monolayer. When it stops increasing, the second layer starts to form. $\endgroup$ – wangge Jun 1 '18 at 16:51

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