On the dielectric constant of liquid ammonia

J. S. Perkyns, P. G. Kusalik, G. N. Patey

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The purpose of this paper is to examine a simple polar -polarizable model for liquid ammonia. Theoretical values of the mean molecular dipole moment and the static dielectric constant are reported for temperatures ranging from -70°C to 35° C. The theoretical results are obtained by solving the self-consistent mean field (SCMF) equations within the reference hypernetted-chain (RHNC) approximation. It is shown that molecular polarizability has a large influence upon the properties of this system. The theoretical dielectric constants are in fair agreement with experiment over the temperature range considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)258-261
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 29 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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