chapter  57
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The Yang–Lee theory and the Kelvin equation

The material of this chapter combines one common property: all the interpretations discussed are related to the incorrect implicit use of relaxation times. This refers to the priority of establishing a mechanical equilibrium over the chemical equilibrium for the Kelvin equation and the so-called metastable drops, to the equilibrium interpretations of metastable states when changing the thermodynamic parameters of the system and to introducing the concept of the activity coefficient for activated complexes in the theory of absolute reaction rates in describing the rates of elementary stages.