, Volume 34, Issue 3, pp 193–199 | Cite as

A relation between X-ray diffraction based liquid structure and packing coefficient

  • A Mikusinska-Planner


A relation between the liquid structure and the molecules packing coefficient has been derived on the grounds of the experimental results of X-ray diffraction studies. The packing coefficientk was assumed to be a criterion of correctness of the structural models of 2-methyl-1-propanol and 2-methyl-2-propanol based on experimental results. This coefficient was estimated from the specific volumes of moleculesV 0, volumes of elementary pseudocellsV and the number of molecules comprised into these pseudocells. The volumesV of pseudocells were estimated from the same X-ray diffraction pattern as was used for determination of the liquid structure. The determined values of the packing coefficient support the chain-like structure of associates of liquid 2-methyl-1-propanol and reject the chain-like structure for liquid 2-methyl-2-propanol.


X-ray scattering pattern molecules packing coefficient structural model of the liquid 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A Mikusinska-Planner
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  1. 1.Optics Laboratory, Institute of PhysicsA Mickiewicz UniversityPoznańPoland

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