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ISRN Thermodynamics
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 204104, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2012/204104
Research Article

The Born Formula Describes Enthalpy of Ions Solvation

Institute of Chemical Kinetics and Combustion, Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk 630090, Russia

Received 3 February 2012; Accepted 26 February 2012

Academic Editor: M. Manciu

Copyright © 2012 Nikolai Bazhin. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The process of ion solvation has been studied in the reversible system using the Van't Hoff equilibrium box. It is shown that the Born formula for solvation energy describes a change in enthalpy rather than in Gibbs energy.