Local Fluctuations in Solution: Theory and Applications

  1. Stuart A. Rice and
  2. Aaron R. Dinner
  1. Elizabeth A. Ploetz and
  2. Paul E. Smith

Published Online: 27 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118571767.ch4

Advances in Chemical Physics, Volume 153

Advances in Chemical Physics, Volume 153

How to Cite

Ploetz, E. A. and Smith, P. E. (2013) Local Fluctuations in Solution: Theory and Applications, in Advances in Chemical Physics, Volume 153 (eds S. A. Rice and A. R. Dinner), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118571767.ch4

Editor Information

  1. Department of Chemistry and The James Franck Institute, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Chemistry, Kansas State University, 213 CBC Building, Manhattan, KS 66506-0401, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 19 APR 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118477861

Online ISBN: 9781118571767



  • local fluctuations, KB and osmotic;
  • fluctuations, isothermal–isobaric;
  • binary/ternary, and FT of solutions;
  • force fields, fluctuations/KBIs and temperature;
  • osmotic systems and MM/KB theory


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Outline, Notation, and General Remarks

  • Thermodynamic Background

  • Statistical Thermodynamics Background

  • A General Fluctuation Theory of Solutions

  • Fluctuations in Terms of Molecular Distribution Functions

  • Limiting Expressions for the Fluctuating Quantities

  • Application to Binary Mixtures

  • Ternary Mixtures

  • Particle Number and Energy Distributions in Solution

  • Molecular Association and Conformational Equilibria

  • The Effects of Temperature, Pressure, and Composition on Local Fluctuations

  • Analysis of Computer Simulation Data

  • Pseudochemical Potentials, Volumes, and Enthalpies

  • Ideal Solutions

  • Electrolyte Solutions

  • Summary and Future Directions

  • Acknowledgments

  • References