Equivalent potentials for equations of state for fluids of nonspherical molecules

G. O. Williams, J. L. Lebowitz, J. K. Percus

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We analyze the extent to which the equation of state and other thermodynamic properties of systems of hard nonspherical molecules can be obtained from a density independent hard sphere reference system. We conclude that the median and Barker-Henderson prescriptions effectively reproduce all data now available. We discuss the motivation for these two formulations in detail.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2070-2075
Number of pages6
JournalThe Journal of Chemical Physics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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