Conditions for a Homogeneous Mixture To Be Ideal.

by Norman Shapiro

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A study establishing conditions for the use of certain techniques to determine chemical equilibrium in such areas as physiology and biology. Homogeneous mixtures of three or more chemical species at fixed temperature and pressure are considered. Conditions are obtained for such mixtures to be ideal over some range of chemical compositions. Classically, ideality has been obtained as a result of various assumptions concerning the intermolecular forces operating in the mixture. The conditions presented here are independent of any such explicit assumptions. The work applies to a continuing program of biological research, dealing especially with physiological responses to unusual environments. It also applies to chemical problems in rocket propulsion systems studies, upper atmosphere studies, re-entry studies, etc

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