Ab initio CPMD simulations on the solvation dynamics of Br- in aqueous solution HBr at 1.6 M were carried out. It was found that the anion is asymmetrically solvated by water. The simulations fully take into account polarization and many-body effects and, when compared to previous classical MD simulations with and without polarizable potential models, confirm the importance of polarization in determining the water exchange rate.
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- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics