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ISRN Thermodynamics
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 701209, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2012/701209
Research Article

Application of the Pippard Relations to Cyclohexane near the Melting Point

Department of Physics, Middle East Technical University, 06531 Ankara, Turkey

Received 13 September 2012; Accepted 3 October 2012

Academic Editors: J. K. Brennan, Z. Slanina, and P. Trens

Copyright © 2012 Hamit Yurtseven. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The Pippard relations are verified near the melting point for cyclohexane. The experimental data for the thermal expansivity is analyzed according to a power-law formula using the critical exponent and the thermodynamic quantities are calculated close to the melting point for this molecular organic compound. This applies to those compounds showing a second order transition prior to melting.