SPC/E model of water

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The extended simple point charge model, SPC/E is a slight reparameterisation of the SPC model of water, with a modified value for q_{\mathrm{O}}. The molecule is modelled as a rigid isosceles triangle, having charges situated on each of the three atoms. Apart from Coulombic interactions, the molecules interact via long-range Lennard-Jones sites, situated on the oxygen atoms. The parameters are as follows:

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parameter value
\sigma  3.166 {\mathrm {\AA}}
\epsilon 0.650 kJ mol-1
r_\mathrm{OH} 1.000\mathrm{\AA}
\angle_\mathrm{HOH} 109.47^{\circ}
q_{\mathrm{O}} -0.8476 e
q_{\mathrm{H}} q_{\mathrm{O}}/2 (charge neutrality)
r_\mathrm{OM} 0 (charge sits on oxygen)

The SPC/E model has a dipole moment of 2.351 D. (Ref. 1 Table I),


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