A Molecular Dynamics Study of Aqueous Solutions. VII. Improved Simulation and Comparison with X-Ray Investigations of a NaCl Solution

G. Pálinkás, W. O. Riede, K. Heinzinger

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The molecular dynamics simulation has been improved by introducing the Ewald summation for ion-ion interactions. On the basis of the Pauling radii new Lennard-Jones parameters have been derived for the halide ions. The results of a simulation of a system consisting of 200 water molecules, 8 sodium and 8 chloride ions are compared with x-ray investigations of a 2 molal NaCl solution through the structure functions. The first neighbor model commonly used in the x-ray analysis of multicomponent liquids is fitted to the experimental structure function and to the structure function calculated from the radial pair correlation functions of the simulation. The parameters of the two fits and the radial pair correlation functions calculated from the fitted first neighbor model are compared. On the basis of this comparison the usefulness and the limitations of the first neighbor model are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1137-1145
Number of pages9
JournalZeitschrift fur Naturforschung - Section A Journal of Physical Sciences
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 1977


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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