Liquid structure of vanadium tetrachloride from neutron diffraction study

  • R. V. Gopala Rao
  • B. M. Satpathy
Inorganic and Analytical


Assuming the separation of the intermolecular scattering function into the radial and angular parts and using Egelstaffet al’s orientational model for tetrachlorides, the structure of liquid vanadium tetrachloride has been studied. It has been observed that such a separation is approximate for this liquid and the introduction of a third correction term is required to account for the molecular structure function. The chlorine-chlorine partial structure and effective angleaveraged intermolecular chlorine-chlorine potential in the liquid has been evaluated. Without taking the third correction term, introduced to generate theoretically the molecular structure function, the centre structure function has been obtained in an approximate way from the experimentally observed molecular structure function and from it the centre radial distribution function, centre direct correlation function and the angle-averaged vanadium-vanadium effective potential has been evaluated.


Liquid structure vanadium tetrachloride intramolecular function intermolecular scattering function orientational correlation partial structure 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. V. Gopala Rao
    • 1
  • B. M. Satpathy
    • 1
  1. 1.Physical Chemistry SectionJadavpur UniversityCalcuttaIndia

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