The objective of this study is to consider the flow of temperature dependent viscosity and thermal conductivity of free convective heat and mass transfer of viscoelastic fluid over a stretching surface with nth order of chemical reaction and thermophoresis. The effect of the temperature dependent dynamic viscosity and thermal conductivity together with modified thermal and solutal Grashof numbers are properly accounted for in order to enhance the transport phenomenon. Similarity transformations are used to convert and parameterize the non-linear partial differential equation to a system of coupled non-linear ordinary differential equation. The approximate analytical solutions of the corresponding BVP are obtained through Optimal Homotopy Analysis Method (OHAM). The effect of some pertinent parameters is tested on velocity, temperature, concentration profiles. It is observed from the computation that, the thickness of the velocity and thermal boundary layer increases with an increase in temperature dependent variable viscosity and thermal conductivity parameters when modified thermal and solutal Grashof numbers and are less than zero. It is also observed that the concentration layer becomes thinner with increasing thermophoresis parameter when the chemical reaction parameter is greater than zero for both cases of first and second order of chemical reaction i.e. when n=1,2.
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