The Properties of Gases and Liquids, Fifth Edition Bruce E. Poling, John M. Prausnitz, John P. O’Connell
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Source: THE PROPERTIES OF GASES AND LIQUIDS
THE ESTIMATION OF PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
THE ESTIMATION OF PHYSICAL PROPERTIES 1.2
Although allowance for the forces of attraction and repulsion between molecules is primarily a development of thetwentieth century, the concept is not new. In about 1750, Boscovich suggested that molecules (which he referred to as atoms) are ‘‘endowed with potential force, that any two atoms attract or repel each other with a force depending on their distance apart. At large distances the attraction varies as the inverse square of the distance. The ultimate force is a repulsion which increases without...
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