Optimized Cluster Expansions for Classical Fluids. 3. Applications to Ionic Solutions and Simple Liquids.
CALIFORNIA UNIV SAN DIEGO LA JOLLA DEPT OF CHEMISTRY
Pagination or Media Count:
In a previous paper the authors have derived a number of simple approximations for the thermodynamic and structural properties of liquids. Here they test the approximations by applying them to models for ionic solutions and atomic liquids and comparing the results with those obtained from Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics simulations. In particular, the pair-coorelation functions for 1-1 primitive model aqueous ionic solutions are calculated using the EXP approximation. The internal energy for 2-2 salts is obtained from the ORPAB2 approximation. The pair-correlation function for the Lennard-Jones fluid is calculated with the EXP approximation. Thus, the ORPAB2 approximation for the free energy and the EXP approximation for the pair correlation function provide a theory that is both very accurate and applicable to a wide variety of classical fluids.
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy