Classical molecular-dynamics simulation of the hydroxyl radical in water
- Campo, M.G.; Grigera, J.R.
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- We have studied the hydration and diffusion of the hydroxyl radical O H0 in water using classical molecular dynamics. We report the atomic radial distribution functions, hydrogen-bond distributions, angular distribution functions, and lifetimes of the hydration structures. The most frequent hydration structure in the O H0 has one water molecule bound to the O H0 oxygen (57% of the time), and one water molecule bound to the O H0 hydrogen (88% of the time). In the hydrogen bonds between the O H0 and the water that surrounds it the O H0 acts mainly as proton donor. These hydrogen bonds take place in a low percentage, indicating little adaptability of the molecule to the structure of the solvent. All hydration structures of the O H0 have shorter lifetimes than those corresponding to the hydration structures of the water molecule. The value of the diffusion coefficient of the O H0 obtained from the simulation was 7.1× 10-9 m2 s-1, which is higher than those of the water and the O H-. © 2005 American Institute of Physics.
- J Chem Phys 2005;123(8)
Angular distribution functions
Atomic radial distribution functions
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- Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales
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