The density maximum of water dominates the thermodynamics of the system under ambient conditions, is strongly P-dependent, and disappears at a crossover pressure P-cross similar to 1.8 kbar. We study this variable across a wide area of the T-P phase diagram. We consider old and new data of both the isothermal compressibility K-T(T, P) and the coefficient of thermal expansion alpha(P)(T, P). We observe that K-T(T) shows a minimum at T*similar to 315 +/- 5 K for all the studied pressures. We find the behavior of alpha(P) to also be surprising: all the alpha(P)(T) curves measured at different P cross at T*. The experimental data show a "singular and universal expansivity point" at T* similar to 315 K and alpha(P)(T*) similar or equal to 0.44 10(-3) K-1. Unlike other water singularities, we find this temperature to be thermodynamically consistent in the relationship connecting the two response functions.

A singular thermodynamically consistent temperature at the origin of the anomalous behavior of liquid water

MALLAMACE, Francesco;CORSARO, CARMELO;
2012-01-01

Abstract

The density maximum of water dominates the thermodynamics of the system under ambient conditions, is strongly P-dependent, and disappears at a crossover pressure P-cross similar to 1.8 kbar. We study this variable across a wide area of the T-P phase diagram. We consider old and new data of both the isothermal compressibility K-T(T, P) and the coefficient of thermal expansion alpha(P)(T, P). We observe that K-T(T) shows a minimum at T*similar to 315 +/- 5 K for all the studied pressures. We find the behavior of alpha(P) to also be surprising: all the alpha(P)(T) curves measured at different P cross at T*. The experimental data show a "singular and universal expansivity point" at T* similar to 315 K and alpha(P)(T*) similar or equal to 0.44 10(-3) K-1. Unlike other water singularities, we find this temperature to be thermodynamically consistent in the relationship connecting the two response functions.
2012
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