Title: Glossary of terms related to solubility - updates and
revisions to the Orange Book
Chairman: David Shaw
Gamsjaeger, Jack Lorimer,
and Pirketta Scharlin
Completion Date: 2008 - project completed
This project will produce a set of Recommendations for publication in
PAC and replace the existing Section 3.2.5 of the Compendium
of Analytical Nomenclature (the Orange
Book). The new text in glossary format will cover terminology related
to the solubility of gases in liquids, liquids in liquids and solids
Clear and consistent use of agreed-upon terminology and nomenclature
is essential for unambiguous scientific communication. For many years
IUPAC has carefully prepared recommendations for terminology and nomenclature
related to the various branches of chemistry. These recommendations
are disseminated to the international community of chemists and users
of chemical information, by publication in Pure and Applied Chemistry
(PAC) and as a series of monographs collectively known as the
books" including the Compendium of Analytical Nomenclature
(the Orange Book, itself a collection of recommendations previously
published in PAC). In recent years the color books have begun
a migration to the world wide web where their content is readily accessible
to a broader audience than was possible for the bound volumes.The existing
section of the Orange Book that treats solubility equilibria (3.2.5)
is quite brief and limited to the aqueous solubility of ionic substances.
This project will revise, expand and update this section with a comprehensive
treatment of terminology related to solubility including the solubility
of gases in liquids, liquids in liquids, and solids in liquids.
The Task Group preparing this revision is drawn from members of the
Subcommittee of Solubility
and Equilibrium Data and participants in the Solubility Data Project.
Thus the Task Group consists of an international group of solubility
experts who are familiar with the procedural requirements of a project
leading to IUPAC Recommendations. In addition the Task Group members
have access to a variety of IUPAC generated documents (Solubility Data
Series Guideline for Compilers, Evaluators and Editors; Introductions
to the Gas-Liquid, Liquid-Liquid, and Solid-Liquid Sub-series of the
Solubility Data Series; and the Experimental Determination of Solubilities).
These contain many important definitions of terms and constitute a partial
first draft of the work.
> access the Orange Book online @ <www.iupac.org/publications/analytical_compendium>
project was presented at a poster session at the IUPAC Congress/GA
pdf - 246KB<
May 2006 report update (pdf
file - 11KB)
March 2007 - A draft is submitted to public review comments
until 31 July 2007.
> see provisional recommendations
Feb 2008 - Project completed - IUPAC Recommendations
published in Pure
80(2), 233-276, 2008.