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Article

Publication Date

4-15-1971

Abstract

Two major contributions are devised for that theory of concentrated electrolytes which by convention regards the ions as completely paired into uncharged dipolar “molecules.” First, a more satisfactory expression is obtained for the wavelength‐dependent static dielectric “constant” ε(k). Second, a variational principle for Helmholtz free energy F is displayed whose minimization with respect to the ion‐pair size distribution p(1) serves to determine both F and p(1). In anticipation of future numerical applications, a binary collision approximation is specified for the short‐range interaction aspect of the functional F[p(1)].

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The following article appeared in J. of Chem. Phys. 54, 3395 (1971); http://doi.org/10.1063/1.1675356 and may be found at http://aip.scitation.org/doi/abs/10.1063/1.1675356

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