An investigation of the state of aggregation of a one component system in the critical temperature - critical pressure region.

by Stanley N. Naldrett

Institution: McGill University
Department: Department of Chemistry.
Degree: PhD
Year: 1940
Keywords: Chemistry.
Record ID: 1547824
Full text PDF: http://digitool.library.mcgill.ca/thesisfile130036.pdf


The state of aggregation of the molecules in a liquid is a problem which has not yet been solved. In a gas it universally considered that there is a random distribution of the molecules, the kinetic energy of the molecules being sufficient to over come any forces of attraction between the atoms or molecules of the gas. In the solid state on the contrary, there is a definite structure. Each atomoccupies a definite position in a crystal lattice, these small units of structure being arranged in a definite manner to make up a larger crystal, which may or may not be large enough for the eye to see. [...]