par Babloyantz, Agnessa
Référence Molecular Physics, 2, 1, page (39-48)
Publication Publié, 1959-01
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : It is shown that the differences in the thermodynamic properties of HT and D2 is due to the fact that, for the same total mass, the distribution of mass between the two atoms is not the same. This fact introduces for the heteronuclear molecules a correlation between translational and rotational degrees of freedom. This is a pure quantal effect. A quantum-mechanical perturbation calculation shows that the energy of the ground state is higher for assemblies of heteronuclear molecules than for assemblies of homonuclear ones. On account of this the equation of state of heteronuclear hydrogen molecules is different from that of homonuclear hydrogen molecules. This permits an understanding, for example, of the higher vapour pressure of HT compared to D2 and the anomalous behaviour of HD. © 1959, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.