A simple molecular thermodynamic theory of hydrophobic hydration

Henry S. Ashbaugh, Thomas M. Truskett, Pablo G. Debenedetti

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A study was carried out to examine the still incompletely understood thermodynamics of hydrophobic hydration beginning from a microscopy theory. The theory was extended to describe aqueous mixtures containing nonpolar solutes. The resulting mixture free energy and equations of state (EOS) capture many of the distinguishing thermodynamic features associated with hydrophobic hydration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2907-2921
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number7
StatePublished - Feb 15 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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