Patrick L. Holt
Intermolecular Potentials and The Second Virial Coefficient JCE
Patrick L. Holt, Bellarmine University
A worksheet for exploring the relationship between intermolecular potentials and the second virial coefficient using the hard sphere, square-well, and Lennard-Jones potentials. Students can compute the second virial coefficient and explore the coefficient?s temperature dependence for several substances and use a computed B value to investigate the temperature dependence of the compression factor, Z.