On the nature of ions at the liquid water surface.

@article{Petersen2006OnTN,
  title={On the nature of ions at the liquid water surface.},
  author={Poul B Petersen and Richard J Saykally},
  journal={Annual review of physical chemistry},
  year={2006},
  volume={57},
  pages={333-64}
}
A qualitatively new understanding of the nature of ions at the liquid water surface is emerging. Traditionally, the characterization of liquid surfaces has been limited to macroscopic experimental techniques such as surface tension and electrostatic potential measurements, wherein the microscopic picture then has to be inferred by applying theoretical models. Because the surface tension of electrolyte solutions generally increases with ion concentration, all inorganic ions have been thought to… CONTINUE READING