Ab initio investigation of ionic hydration with the polarizable continuum model

Dimitrios C. Karampinos, John G. Georgiadis, Todd J. Martinez

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Abstract

The formulation of an ab initio method for the quantification of the energetics of ionic hydration is reviewed from the viewpoint of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. The numerical approach, termed as the Polarizable Continuum Model, solves the exact quantum mechanical problem for the solute coupled with the electrostatic problem of the solvent, the latter being described as an effective continuous medium. The results show that the method can reproduce the experimental values of solvation energy for 3 cations and 3 anions by using only one adjustable parameter (scaled ionic radius) and can therefore be used in the furthter study of energetics and structure of hydrated ions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, HT 2005
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Pages473-480
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)0791847314, 9780791847312
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event2005 ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, HT 2005 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 17 Jul 200522 Jul 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference
Volume1

Conference

Conference2005 ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, HT 2005
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period17/07/0522/07/05

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