Molecular Theory of Water and Aqueous Solutions, Part 1: Understanding Water

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The aim of this book is to explain the unusual properties of both pure liquid water and simple aqueous solutions, in terms of the properties of single molecules and interactions among small numbers of water molecules. It is mostly the result of the author's own research spanning over 40 years in the field of aqueous solutions. An understanding of the properties of liquid water is a prelude to the understanding of the role of water in biological systems and for the evolvement of life.

The book is targeted at anyone who is interested in the outstanding properties of water and its role in biological systems. It is addressed to both students and researchers in chemistry, physics and biology.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789812837608
  • Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/17/2009
  • Pages: 660
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations

1 Survey of the Properties of Water 1

2 Theoretical Approaches to the Study of Liquid Water 96

3 Water with One Simple Solute 280

4 Water with Two Solute Molecules; Hydrophobic Hydrophilic Phenomena 411

Appendix A The Tetrahedral Geometry 564

Appendix B Calculation of the Residual Entropy of Water 565

Appendix C The Kirkwood-Buff Integrals for an Ideal Gas 568

Appendix D The Equivalence Between the One-Component and the Mixture-Model Views of the Same System 570

Appendix E The Generalized Euler Theorem 576

Appendix F Some Identities in the Mixture-Model Approach 580

Appendix G The Statistical Mechanical Expression for the Solvation Gibbs Energy of Hard Spheres and the Work of Cavity Formation 584

Appendix H The Solubility of a Simple Solute in Water and Structural Changes Induced in the Solvent 586

Appendix I An Estimate of the Strength of Hydrophilic Interaction at R = 4.5 A 591

Appendix J Calculated Data on HoI Interactions 596

Appendix K Experimental Evidence for the Entropy-Enthalpy Compensation 598

Appendix L Solutions to Selected Exercises 600

References 611

Index 625\

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