Spectroscopic Analysis of Chromium Soaps

Vasu Mitra, S.K. Upadhyay, R.K.shukla

Volume 14 Issue 4

Global Journal of Science Frontier Researc

The spectroscopic characteristics of chromium soaps (butyrate and caprylate) in solid state were investigated by IR, X-ray diffraction and thermal measurements. The IR results reveal that the fatty acids exist in dimeric state through hydrogen bonding and soaps possess partial ionic character. The X-ray diffraction measurements were used to calculate the long spacings and the results confirm the double layer structure of chromium soaps. The decomposition reaction was found kinetically of zero order with energy of activation .275 and .180 kcal mol-1 for butyrate and caprylate, respectively.