Ion-Solvent and Solvent-Solvent Interactions. X-ray Study of Aqueous Alkali Chloride Solutions

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The first neighbour model, FNM, used frequently for the description of hydration has been modified by dropping the assumption that the structure of the “free” solvent is identical with that of the pure solvent. The modified model, FNM2, reproduces the experimental X-ray structure functions of alkali chloride solutions quite well and enables the study of perturbed solvent-solvent interactions. The refined structural parameters reasonably indicate the dependence of the hydration of the alkali cations on their radius and concentration. The hydration of Cl‒ has been found to be almost independent of both concentration and the type of counter cation. The model assumes regular symmetry for the first neighbour coordination sphere, but the high rms deviations of the water-water distances within the shells of the aggregates indicate considerable individual asymmetries. A further modification of the FNM will be discussed in a following paper.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-114
Number of pages8
JournalZeitschrift fur Naturforschung - Section A Journal of Physical Sciences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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