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Zeitschrift für Physikalische Chemie

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Hydrophobic Interactions by Monte Carlo Simulations

Orkid Coskuner / Ulrich K. Deiters

Citation Information: Zeitschrift für Physikalische Chemie. Volume 220, Issue 3/2006, Pages 349–369, ISSN (Online) 2196-7156, ISSN (Print) 0942-9352, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1524/zpch.2006.220.3.349, September 2009

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The structural and thermodynamic properties of liquid water and of the dilute solutions of methane and ethane in water were calculated by Monte Carlo simulations in the temperature range 298 K to 318 K and 298 K to 333 K, respectively. The nonpolar molecules were modeled as one- and two-center Lennard–Jones particles; for the interaction potential of water a modified TIP5P model was used. The results indicate that the nonpolar solutes tend to aggregate with increasing temperature. Methane molecules preferably form water-separated pairs, even at higher temperatures, whereas for ethane contact pairs are more likely. For the thermodynamic conditions studied here, the residual chemical potential of water is a linear function of temperature.

Keywords: Hydrophobic Interactions; TIP5P; Chemical Potential; Water; Computer Simulation

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