By extending the ideas previously applied to the statistical mechanical theory of hard sphere fluids of Reiss, Frisch, and Lebowitz, an approximate expression has been determined for the work of creating a spherical cavity in a real fluid. In turn the knowledge of this entity permits an evaluation of properties such as the surface tension and the normal heats of vaporization of fluids and the Henry's law constants of fluid mixtures. The agreement between the calculated and experimental properties is satisfactory.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry