The Hydrogen Bond and the Water Molecule

The Hydrogen Bond and the Water Molecule

The Physics and Chemistry of Water, Aqueous and Bio-Media

1st Edition - December 11, 2006

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  • Author: Yves Marechal
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444519573
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080469294

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The Hydrogen Bond and the Water Molecule offers a synthesis of what is known and currently being researched on the topic of hydrogen bonds and water molecules. The most simple water molecular, H2O, is a fascinating but poorly understood molecule. Its unique ability to attract an exceptionally large number of hydrogen bonds induces the formation of a dense "hydrogen bond network" that has the potential to modify the properties of the surrounding molecules and their reactivities. The crucial role that water molecules play is described in this book. The author begins by providing an overview of the thermodynamical and structural properties of H-bonds before examining their much less known dynamical properties, which makes them appear as centres of reactivity. Methods used to observe these components are also reviewed. In the second part of the book the role played by the dense H-bond network developed by H2O molecules is examined. First in ice, where it has important atmospheric consequences, then in liquid water, and finally in macromolecules where it sheds some original light on the fundamental question "How is it that without water and hydrogen bonds life would not exist?". This book will be of interest to researchers in the fields of physics, chemistry, biochemistry and molecular biology. It can also serve as a teaching aid for students attending course in chemical physics, chemistry or molecular biology. Engineers involved the water industry would benefit from reading this book, as would scientists working in pharmaceutics, cosmetics and materials.

Key Features

* overview of what is known and being researched on the topic of hydrogen bonds and water molecules
* reviews methods used to observe interactions between water molecules and hydrogen bonds
* examines role of H-bond network developed by H2O molecules

Readership

For Researchers, Engineers and Professors who teach chemical physics, chemistry or molecular biology

Table of Contents

  • Part I: The Hydrogen Bond
    Chapter 1. The hydrogen bond: formation, thermodynamic properties, classification

    Chapter 2. Geometrical properties of H-bonds and H-bonded organized supramolecular structures

    Chapter 3. Methods to observe and describe H-bonds
    Calorimetry

    Chapter 4. Infrared spectroscopy of H-bonded systems: experimental point of view

    Chapter 5. Infrared spectroscopy of H-bonded systems: theoretical descriptions

    Chapter 6. Reactivity of H-bonds: transfers of protons and of H-atoms

    Chapter 7. H/D isotopic substitution in H-bonds


    Part II: The Water Molecule
    Chapter 8. The H2O molecule in water vapour and ice

    Chapter 9. The H2O molecule in liquid water

    Chapter 10. The water molecule in (bio)macromolecules

    Chapter 11. Observing the water molecule


    Part III: General Conclusion
    Chapter 12. Conclusion: the H-bond, the water molecule and life

Product details

  • No. of pages: 332
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2006
  • Published: December 11, 2006
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444519573
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080469294

About the Author

Yves Marechal

Affiliations and Expertise

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS-France)

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