Thermodynamic behavior of water from soft-cell theory

Kuo Ting Wang, M. Quinn Brewster

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A soft-cell concept is introduced into cell theory to describe the deformable nature of water. The intermolecular vibration energy of water derived from soft-cell theory is applied to a simple energy model to explore hydrogenbonding and associated thermodynamic properties. This study is able to accurately predict the temperature and pressure dependences of hydrogen-bonding in water and explains the distinctive thermodynamic behaviors of water in relation to hydrogen-bonding energy and intermolecular vibration energy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Thermodynamics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2011


  • Cell theory
  • Entropy
  • Hydrogen bond
  • Intermolecular vibration
  • Soft-cell theory
  • Specific heat
  • Water

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • General Engineering


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