(708d) Optimized Mie Potentials for Phase Equilibria: Application to Noble Gases, Alkanes, Alkynes and Their Mixtures
For all noble gases, saturated liquid densities and vapor pressures are reproduced to within 1% and 4% of experiment, respectively. For alkynes, experimental saturated liquid densities are reproduced to within 2% average absolute deviation (AAD), except for 1-hexyne, which are reproduced with 3% AAD. Experimental saturated vapor pressures are reproduced to within 3% AAD, except for 1-pentyne, 2-pentyne, and 2-hexyne, where deviations from experimental up to 20% AAD were observed. For branched alkanes, simulations are performed on branched isomers of butane, pentane, hexane, heptane, and octane to assess the transferability of potential parameters. Experimental saturated liquid densities and critical temperatures are reproduced with a median absolute average error of 0.6%, while vapor pressures are reproduced with a median absolute average error of 2.2%. Binary phase diagrams predicted by the Mie potentials for a variety of systems are in close agreement with experiment. Comparisons are made to the predictions of existing force fields, including SPEAD and 2CLJQ, NERD[4, 5] and TraPPE.
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