Properties of the Liquid-Vapor Interface of Acetone-Water Mixtures. A Computer Simulation and ITIM Analysis Study

Fábián, Balázs and Jójárt, Balázs and Horvai, György and Jedlovszky, Pál (2015) Properties of the Liquid-Vapor Interface of Acetone-Water Mixtures. A Computer Simulation and ITIM Analysis Study. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, 119 (22). pp. 12473-12487. ISSN 1932-7447


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Molecular dynamics simulations of the liquid-vapor interface of acetone-water mixtures of different compositions, covering the entire composition range have been performed on the canonical (N, V, T) ensemble at 298 K, using a model combination that excellently describes the mixing properties of these compounds. The properties of the intrinsic liquid surfaces have been analyzed in terms of the Identification of the Truly Interfacial Molecules (ITIM) method. Thus, the composition, width, roughness, and separation of the subsurface molecular layers, as well as self-association, orientation, and dynamics of exchange with the bulk phase of the surface molecules have been analyzed in detail. Our results show that acetone molecules are strongly adsorbed at the liquid surface, and this adsorption extends to several molecular layers. Like molecules in the surface layer are found to form relatively large lateral self-associates. The effect of the vicinity of the vapor phase on a number of properties of the liquid phase vanishes beyond the first molecular layer, with the second subsurface layer already part of the bulk liquid phase in these respects. The orientational preferences of the surface molecules are governed primarily by the dipole-dipole interaction of the neighboring acetone molecules, and hydrogen bonding interaction of the neighboring acetone-water pairs. (Figure Presented). © 2015 American Chemical Society.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Phase interfaces; molecular dynamics simulations; Liquid-vapor interface; interfacial molecules; Hydrogen bonding interactions; Dipole dipole interactions; Composition ranges; Acetone-water mixture; Acetone molecules; MOLECULES; Molecular orientation; Molecular dynamics; MIXTURES; Liquids; Hydrogen bonds; Association reactions; Acetone
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QD Chemistry / kémia > QD03 Inorganic chemistry / szervetlen kémia
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2016 12:30
Last Modified: 06 May 2016 23:15

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