Phase-transition regularities in critical constants, fusion temperatures and enthalpies of chemically similar chainlike structures. Academic Article uri icon


  • Bridging chemistry and physics: Linear alkane CnH2n+2 critical constants, fusion temperature and fusion enthalpy data (see picture) for an extended range of n values are discussed. Similarities are noted with the heavy fluid metals Rb and Cs as their critical points are approached. A low coordination number at the critical point of these two fluid heavy alkali metals is established. (Graph Presented). 2005 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.

published proceedings

  • Chemphyschem

author list (cited authors)

  • Balaban, A. T., Klein, D. J., March, N. H., Tosi, M. P., & Ausloos, M.

citation count

  • 7

complete list of authors

  • Balaban, Alexandru T||Klein, Douglas J||March, Norman H||Tosi, Mario P||Ausloos, M

publication date

  • September 2005