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Effect of Greenhouse Gases Dissolved in Seawater

National Institute of Technology, Nagaoka College, Nishikatakai 888, Nagaoka 940-8532, Japan
Academic Editor: Malcolm D´Souza
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2016, 17(1), 45;
Received: 30 September 2015 / Revised: 28 November 2015 / Accepted: 14 December 2015 / Published: 30 December 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Solution Chemical Kinetics)
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A molecular dynamics simulation has been performed on the greenhouse gases carbon dioxide and methane dissolved in a sodium chloride aqueous solution, as a simple model of seawater. A carbon dioxide molecule is also treated as a hydrogen carbonate ion. The structure, coordination number, diffusion coefficient, shear viscosity, specific heat, and thermal conductivity of the solutions have been discussed. The anomalous behaviors of these properties, especially the negative pressure dependence of thermal conductivity, have been observed in the higher-pressure region. View Full-Text
Keywords: molecular dynamics; carbon dioxide; methane; hydrogen carbonate; seawater; structure; transport properties; thermal properties molecular dynamics; carbon dioxide; methane; hydrogen carbonate; seawater; structure; transport properties; thermal properties

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