Russian Journal of Physical Chemistry A

, Volume 92, Issue 8, pp 1516–1522 | Cite as

Properties of Hydrogen Bonds in Water and Monohydric Alcohols

  • V. Ya. Gotsul’skiiEmail author
  • N. P. Malomuzh
  • V. E. Chechko


The average number of hydrogen bonds formed by water, methanol, and ethanol molecules is studied, depending on temperature. An analysis of the specific volume and heat of vaporization, depending on temperature in the range from the triple point to the critical point, is used. It is shown with good accuracy that the changes in these thermodynamic quantities are of an argon-like nature, while small deviations are associated with the formation of hydrogen bonds. The average number of hydrogen bonds formed by water, methanol, and ethanol molecules is thus determined along with the effective diameter of these molecules, and they are compared to the literature data.


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The authors are grateful to G.G. Malenkov for his support, acquainting us with M.G. Kiselev’s works on methane, and discussing our results. We also thank L.A. Bulavin and Yu.I. Naberukhin for their many useful observations.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Ya. Gotsul’skii
    • 1
    Email author
  • N. P. Malomuzh
    • 1
  • V. E. Chechko
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Mechnikov Odessa National UniversityOdessaUkraine
  2. 2.Institute of Physics, Mechnikov Odessa National UniversityOdessaUkraine

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