Journal of Solution Chemistry

, Volume 5, Issue 6, pp 365–388 | Cite as

Proton magnetic relaxation study of water orientation around I and Li+

  • A. Geiger
  • H. G. Hertz


Proton relaxation time measurements are performed for 6m aqueous solutions of7LiI and6LiI in D2O containing small amounts of H2O. The measurements are done at low temperatures and yield maxima of the relaxation rate plotted against 1/T. From the maxima of the relaxation rates, proteon-I and proton-Li+ distances in the first coordination sphere of the ions are determined, and from the knowledge of the ion-water oxygen distance it is shown that for iodide a somewhat broadened H-bonded configuration is valid and that for Li+ the electric dipole orientation deviates from the radial direction. In order to test the reliability of the method a proton-127I interaction study is also performed in KI solution in glycerol. The I-H distance obtained is in satisfactory agreement with that found in the aqueous system.

Key words

Nuclear magnetic relaxation hydration of ions solvation of ions molecular motions in liquids 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Geiger
    • 1
  • H. G. Hertz
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Physikalische Chemie und Elektrochemie der Universität KarlsruheKarlsruheWest Germany

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