THERMODYNAMIC PROPERTIES OF MIXTURES
This chapter describes the statistical thermodynamics or mixtures of fluids of non-spherical molecules. A description of the qualitative phase behaviour observed for mixtures of varying degree of non-ideality is first given. This is followed by an account of the rigorous Kirkwood–Buff theory of mixtures which permits a derivation of the equations for ideal mixtures and of non-ideal mixtures, including the derivation of equations for activity coefficients, fugacities, and Henry constants, as well as a description of dilute mixtures. The later part of the chapter focuses on more approximate, but tractable, treatments of mixtures, starting with the theory of simple mixtures of spherical molecules. This if followed by actions on the perturbation theory of non spherical molecules in which electrostatic forces and molecular shape are important, and on associating mixtures, in which hydrogen-bonding or other forces leading to molecular association are involved. Tests of the molecular theory against molecular simulation and experimental results are given.
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