Statistical Mechanics of Surface Tension and Adsorption

  title={Statistical Mechanics of Surface Tension and Adsorption},
  author={I. Prigogine and A. Bellemans},
This introductory lecture is broadly divided into three parts. In the first one we review some fundamentals of surface phenomena; i.e., the conditions of mechanical equilibrium of an interface, Gibbs thermodynamics of surfaces and the statistical formulation of surface properties. The second part is devoted to a critical discussion of current statistical models of the surface tension of pure liquids and liquid mixtures (cell model, perfect and regular solutions, corresponding state theories, r… Expand
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