A simple interpretation of polar solvation dynamics

M. Maroncelli, Vijaya P. Kumar, Arno Papazyan

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In this letter we describe an approximate relationship between the solvation response to changes in solute charge, CV(t), and the reorientational dynamics of molecules in the pure solvent, C1(t). Computer simulations show that the function {C1(t)}αz, where αs is the solvent dipole density, provides a good approximation to CV(t) in a wide variety of systems. This result leads to a simple and intuitive interpretation of the solvation response in terms of molecular motions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-17
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of physical chemistry
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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