Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1986, 51, 2301-2432

P-V-T behaviour of hard body fluids. Theory and experiment

Tomáš Boublík and Ivo Nezbeda

Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, 165 02 Prague 6-Suchdol


All available numerical data on virial coefficients along with simulation results for the compressibility factors of hard body fluids and their mixtures have been compiled. Practically all relevant theories for these fluids (lattice theories, specific methods for discontinuous potentials, integral and integro-differential theories, expansion and resummation techniques, as well as perturbation and conformal theories) are reviewed and their results are compared with the data. The individual methods are critically assessed and their advantages and limits are discussed.