Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 2008, 73, 413-423

Fluids of Hard Nonspherical Molecules. I. Higher Virial Coefficients

Magda Francová, Jiří Kolafa*, Pavel Morávek, Stanislav Labík and Anatol Malijevský

Department of Physical Chemistry, Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague, 166 28 Prague 6, Czech Republic


Virial coefficients of hard prolate spherocylinders and hard homonuclear diatomics are calculated up to the ninth for a number of molecule elongations. The results are fitted to an analytical formula as a function of the elongation.

Keywords: Virial coefficient; Hard prolate spherocylinder; Hard homonuclear diatomics; Hard dumbbell; Thermodynamics; Equation-of-state.

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