An equation of state for monolayers of large threadlike molecules based on the highly idealized quasi‐lattice model is presented, and applied with fair success to the small number of experimental data available. Although protein molecules in monolayers may be highly organized structures, the theory can be applied to them at moderate film pressures without requiring unreasonable values for their molecular parameters. By analogy with the three‐dimensional case, the theory requires improvement in order to apply to the low pressure regions, where experimental differences between protein and polymer films should become more marked.

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