DOI: 10.1515/zna-2023-0220 ISSN:

Theoretical determination of speed of sound and fourth virial coefficient by using Kihara (12–6) potential

Elif Somuncu, Bahtiyar A. Mamedov
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Mathematical Physics


In this paper, a new theoretical approach is suggested for the numerical calculation algorithm of the fourth virial coefficient and its components with the Kihara potential. For the first time, this study reports the results of the fourth virial coefficient over the Kihara potential. The proposed method can be used to calculate the thermodynamics properties of gases with developed correctness. The method is tested for some molecules and as an example of application, the proposed method has been performed for gases of C3H8 and SF6. The obtained calculation results have been compared with the theoretical and experimental data and the results have been found to be consistent with the literature data. It can be seen from the application that the calculation of the fourth virial coefficient with the Kihara potential can provide important results in the calculation of the thermophysical properties of other real systems.

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