The role of water in the thermodynamics of dilute aqueous solutions.

@article{Alberty2003TheRO,
  title={The role of water in the thermodynamics of dilute aqueous solutions.},
  author={Robert A. Alberty},
  journal={Biophysical chemistry},
  year={2003},
  volume={100 1-3},
  pages={183-92}
}
Water plays a role in the thermodynamics of dilute aqueous solutions that is unusual in two ways. First, knowledge of hydration equilibrium constants of species is not required in calculations of thermodynamic properties of biochemical reactants and reactions at specified pH. Second, since solvent provides an essentially infinite source of oxygen atoms in a… CONTINUE READING