A Model of Ion Hydration

  • D. Bratko
  • L. Blum
  • D. Q. Wei
Conference paper


Canonical Monte Carlo simulations of ion hydration were carried out on the model treating the ions as hard spheres and the water molecules as hard spherical dipoles with an orientation dependent adhesion. In spite of the simplicity of the proposed model inviting analytical approaches the observed structure of the hydration shells of the ions compares favorably with the reported results of the established molecular models of ionic solutions.


Hard Sphere Radial Distribution Function Hydration Shell Hydration Number Spherical Approximation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Bratko
    • 1
    • 2
  • L. Blum
    • 1
  • D. Q. Wei
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of Puerto RicoRio Piedras, Puerto RicoUSA
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryUniversity E. KardeljLjubljanaYugoslavia

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