JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING OF JAPAN
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Thermodynamics, Physical Properties and Molecular Simulation
Free Energy Profiles for Na+ and Cl Adsorption onto Water/NaCl Crystal Interfaces Evaluated by Molecular Dynamics Simulation
Hiroyuki ShintoTakashi SakakibaraKo Higashitani
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1998 Volume 31 Issue 5 Pages 771-779

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The potential of mean force (PMF) of solute Na+ and Cl ions approaching water/NaCl(001) and water/NaCl(011) interfaces is calculated by using classical molecular dynamics (MD) simulations. It is found that (1) Na+ and Cl ions adsorb on the crystal surface either directly (direct adsorption) or with a water molecule interposed between the surface and themselves (solvent-separated adsorption), (2) both ions are adsorbed more stably on the NaCl surfaces under solvent-separated conditions in most cases, and they adsorb on NaCl(001) more easily than on NaCl(011) in the case of direct adsorption, and (3) Na+ adsorbs on the NaCl surfaces more easily than Cl in the case of direct adsorption, but direct adsorption of Clndash; on NaCl(011) is impossible. These results indicate that the solute-surface and solvent-surface interactions are strongly affected by the lattice arrangement of the surface such that the PMF profiles largely depend not only on the size of solute ions but also on the lattice arrangement.

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