A mean field analysis of the static dielectric behavior of linear
Autori: Pieruccini M., Saija F.
Area: Physical Chemistry/Chemical Physics
Abstract: The static dielectric responses of methanol, ethanol, and 1-propanol up to 1-hexanol are discussed in terms of a stiff-chain lattice model for the alcohol clusters. An analytical expression for the Kirkwood correlation factor gK is derived in terms of the canonical partition function associated to the configurational statistics of any of the dimers building up a chain. This allows for the estimate of the dipole moment m0 of an alcohol molecule in the liquid phase from the temperature
dependence of the dielectric constant. All alcohol species appear to be characterized by a dipole moment larger than in the vapor phase. The Kirkwood correlation factor is found to be an increasing function of the alkyl tail length.
Rivista: JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Da pagina: 3191
A pagina: 3196
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