Properties of water near its critical point

  • V. Kulinskii
  • N. P. Malomuzh
Part of the NATO Science Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry book series (NAII, volume 242)


The equation of state and dielectric properties of water near its critical point are studied within the picture that the local structure of a system is mainly formed by the dimers, which rotate almost freely. It is shown that the degree of association is about 0.9. The coordinates of the critical point are successfully reproduced. The value and the temperature dependence of the dielectric permittivity, constructed in the canonical framework are in good agreement with the experimental data.


Critical point van der Waals equation of state chemical equilibrium dimers 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Kulinskii
    • 1
  • N. P. Malomuzh
    • 2
  1. 1.Department for Theoretical PhysicsOdessa National UniversityUkraine
  2. 2.Department for Theoretical PhysicsOdessa National UniversityUkraine

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