Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1983, 48, 2888-2892

A canonical ensemble derivation of the McMillan-Mayer solution theory

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A special free energy function is defined for a solution in the osmotic equilibrium with pure solvent. The partition function of the solution is derived at the McMillan-Mayer level and it is related to this special function in the same manner as the common partition function of the system to its Helmholtz free energy.