On the properties of methanolic NaCl solution by molecular dynamics simulations

25 May 2020  ·  Sanchez M. Cruz, Dominguez H., Pizio O. ·

Isothermal-isobaric molecular dynamics simulations are used to examine the microscopic structure and principal thermodynamic properties of a model solution consisting of NaCl salt dissolved in methanol solvent. Four united atom force fields for methanol are involved... Concerning ion solutes we used the Joung-Cheatham, Smith-Dang models as well as the model from the laboratory of Vrabec. Our principal focus is to evaluate the quality of predictions of different combinations of models for basic properties of these solutions. Specifically, we explored the change of density on molality, the structural properties in terms of various pair distribution functions, the coordination numbers, the number of ion pairs and the average number of hydrogen bonds. In addition, changes of the self-diffusion coefficients of species, the solvent dielectric constant and the evolution of the surface tension with ion concentration are described. read more

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