Volume 110, Issue 3, 15 January 1999
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Comment on “Dynamics of solvated ion in polar liquids: An interaction-site-model description” [J. Chem. Phys. 108, 7339 (1998)]110(1999); http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.477891View Description Hide Description
Recently, Chong and Hirata have presented a molecular approach for friction [J. Chem. Phys. 108, 7339 (1998)] on a solvated ion in a dipolar liquid. While their work is interesting, we have found several unjustified statements about our work in the above article. In this Comment we address these statements to put our work in proper perspective.
Response to “Comment on ‘Dynamics of solvated ion in polar liquids: An interaction-site-model description’ ” [J. Chem. Phys. 110, 1833 (1999)]110(1999); http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.477892View Description Hide Description
We reply to the comments by Biswas and Bagchi on our paper concerning dynamics of solvated ion in polar liquids. Some of the disagreement between us is merely due to the ambiguity in definitions traditionally used in the field, and to the difference in our attitude in science. For those, we have made the definition and our stand point clear. We also clarify the relation between our microscopic results and the macroscopic expression for the Stokes friction.