On Dipole Moments and Hydrogen Bond Identification in Water Clusters

Bakó, Imre and Mayer, István (2016) On Dipole Moments and Hydrogen Bond Identification in Water Clusters. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A, 120 (25). pp. 4408-4417. ISSN 1089-5639


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It is demonstrated that the localized orbitals calculated for a water cluster have small delocalization tails along the hydrogen bonds, that are crucial in determining the resulting dipole moments of the system. (By cutting them, one gets much smaller dipole moments for the individual monomersclose to the values one obtains by using a Bader-type analysis.) This means that the individual water monomers can be delimited only in a quite fuzzy manner, and the electronic charge density in a given point cannot be assigned completely to that or another molecule. Thus, one arrives to the brink of breaking the concept of a water cluster consisting of individual molecules. The analysis of the tails of the localized orbitals can also be used to identify the pairs of water molecules actually forming hydrogen bonds.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QD Chemistry / kémia > QD04 Organic chemistry / szerves kémia
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2016 14:13
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2017 23:15

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