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Vertical variations of mole fractions (denoted xi) of the main components (i.e., N2, C2 H6 and CH4) of Titan’s alkanofer liquid. This figure depicts a scenario where the icy crust is assumed to be isothermal at the temperature T0 = 90 K. The pressurevaries between 1.5 bar at the surface (z = 0) and around 130 bar at the bottom of the simulated system (depth of z = 10 km). The three panels correspond to different surface compositions, expressed in mole fractions: (a) N2: 0.05, C2 H6: 0.20, CH4: 0.75; (b) N2: 0.20, C2 H6: 0.20, CH4: 0.60; (c) N2: 0.20, C2 H6: 0.30, CH4: 0.50. For all computations, the porosity of the water ice matrix was fixed to 5%, the diffusion theory formalism follows Ghorayeb & Firoozabadi (2000), the water ice equation of state was provided by Feistel & Wagner (2006), while the thermodynamic properties of liquids were computed using PC-SAFT.

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