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Molecular Theory of Water and Aqueous Solutions: Understanding Waterby Arieh Ben-naim
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Based largely on four decades of his own research, Ben-Naim (physical chemistry, Hebrew U. of Jerusalem, Israel) explains the unusual properties of pure liquid water and simple aqueous solutions. An understanding of these properties, he holds, is essential to understanding the role of water in biological systems. After a survey of the main properties of water, Ben Naim lays out the theories that have contributed to current scientific understandings of liquid water. Successive chapters first discuss extremely dilute aqueous solutions of simple solutes, and then pairwise correlations between two solutes in slightly more concentrated solutions. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The aim of this book is to explain the unusual properties of both pure liquid water and simple aqueous solutions, in terms of the properties of single molecules and interactions among small numbers of water molecules. It is mostly the result of the author's own research spanning over 40 years in the field of aqueous solutions. An understanding of the properties of liquid water is a prelude to the understanding of the role of water in biological systems and for the evolvement of life.
The book is targeted at anyone who is interested in the outstanding properties of water and its role in biological systems. It is addressed to both students and researchers in chemistry, physics and biology.
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