Molecular Theory Of Solutions

Paperback | July 27, 2006

byArieh Ben-naim

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This book presents new and updated developments in the molecular theory of mixtures and solutions. It is based on the theory of Kirkwood and Buff which was published more than fifty years ago. This theory has been dormant for almost two decades. It has recently become a very powerful andgeneral tool to analyze, study and understand any type of mixtures from the molecular, or the microscopic point of view. The traditional approach to mixture has been, for many years, based on the study of excess thermodynamic quantities. This provides a kind of global information on the system. Thenew approach provides information on the local properties of the same system. Thus, the new approach supplements and enriches our information on mixtures and solutions.

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This book presents new and updated developments in the molecular theory of mixtures and solutions. It is based on the theory of Kirkwood and Buff which was published more than fifty years ago. This theory has been dormant for almost two decades. It has recently become a very powerful andgeneral tool to analyze, study and understand any...

ARIEH BEN-NAIM Professor of Physical Chemistry The Hebrew University Givat Ram, Jerusalem, Israel Temporary address for correspondence: Departamento de Quimica Universidad de Burgos, 09001 Burgos,Spain arieh@fh.huji.ac.il Born in Jerusalem, Israel. The author did his Masters and PhD at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem,...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.79 inPublished:July 27, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199299706

ISBN - 13:9780199299706

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Molecular Distribution Functions3. Thermodynamic Quantities Expressed in Terms of Molecular Distribution Functions (MDF)4. The Kirkwood Buff Theory of Solutions5. Ideal Solutions6. Derivations from Ideal Solutions7. Solvation Thermodynamics8. Local Composition and Preferential Solvation (PS)9. Appendices

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`The book incorporates many seminal advances in the understanding of aqueous solutions of macromolecules, especially protein solutions ... Ben-Naim's text has energy and readability that make it compelling for many uses.'Physics Today