The thermodynamic stability of a clathrate hydrate encaging nonspherical ethane molecule has been investigated by examining the free energy of cage occupancy. A generalized van der Waals and Platteeuw theory is extended in order to treat rotational motions of guest molecules in the clathrate hydrate cages.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Materials Chemistry