Theory of molecular fluids. II: Applications. (English) Zbl 1232.82001

International Series of Monographs on Chemistry 10. Oxford: Oxford University Press (ISBN 978-0-19-855621-3/hbk). xii, 627-1398. (2011).
The authors present an account of equilibrium statistical mechanics of fluids of nonspherical molecules, especially liquids, including theories and applications to the calculation of physical properties. In the previous volume [C. G. Gray and K. E. Gubbins, Theory of molecular fluids. I: Fundamentals. Oxford: Oxford University Press (1984; Zbl 1228.82001)], the authors gave an account of the general theory, including basic statistical mechanics, intermolecular forces, and perturbation and integral equation theory. In this volume, they consider the application of the theory to particular classes of physical properties. The book consists of six chapters: thermodynamic properties of pure fluids; thermodynamic properties of mixtures; surface properties; structure factors; dielectric properties and spectroscopic properties.
The authors focus on equilibrium properties; time dependent properties are discussed briefly in a few sections. Their aim is mostly to present applications and comparisons of the theory to molecular simulations and experimental results. However, they also introduce a new theory as needed for specific classes of properties. The book is aimed at senior undergraduates, beginning graduate students, and scientists in chemistry, physics, life sciences, and engineering.


82-01 Introductory exposition (textbooks, tutorial papers, etc.) pertaining to statistical mechanics
82B05 Classical equilibrium statistical mechanics (general)
82D15 Statistical mechanics of liquids


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