The "generalized" Kelvin equations used to determine the critical nucleus composition in some binary nucleation theories are shown to be thermodynamically inconsistent. Also, the surface tension calculated by the method of Flageollet-Daniel, Gamier, and Mirabel [J. Chem. Phys. 78, 2600 (1983)] is shown to be thermodynamically consistent with respect to the dynamic surface tension, contrary to the recent assertion of Spiegel, Zahoransky, and Wittig.
G. Wilemski, "Some Issues of Thermodynamic Consistency in Binary Nucleation Theory," Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 88, no. 8, pp. 5134 - 5136, American Institute of Physics (AIP), Apr 1988.
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