Theory of the solvent effect on the molar refraction, polarization, Kerr and Cotton-Mouton constants of non-polar solutes

A. D. Buckingham*, P. J. Stiles, G. L D Ritchie

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Abstract

Classical statistical-mechanical theories for refractivity, dielectric polarization, and the Kerr and Cotton-Mouton effects are extended to examine interactions between anisotropic non-dipolar solutes and isotropically polarizable solvent molecules. These solvent effects are related to molecular polarizabilities and susceptibilities by correlation tensors which describe the anisotropy in the molecular distribution near a solute molecule. The solvent effects on molecular refraction and dielectric polarization are normally small but they may be large in the Kerr and Cotton-Mouton effects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)577-582
Number of pages6
JournalTransactions of the Faraday Society
Volume67
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1971
Externally publishedYes

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