A discrete distribution with the differential mass-distribution function
of the form:
is a parameter characterizing the chain length
, such as relative molecular mass
or degree of polymerization
is a positive adjustable parameter. For large values of
, the most probable distribution converges to the particular case of the
In the literature, this distribution is sometimes referred to as the Flory distribution
or the Schulz–Flory distribution.
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