Intermolecular binding between bulk water and dissolved gases in earth’s magnetic field

Masahiro Kohno, Toshiaki Kamachi, Koji Fukui

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Elucidation of the static states and dynamic behavior of oxygen and nitrogen dissolved in water is one of the most important issues in the life sciences. In the present study, experimental trials and theoretical calculations were performed based on the hypothesis that the dissolution of gas molecules in water is related to excitation by the Earth’s magnetic field. Using quantum theories such as those used to describe electro magnetic resonance and nuclear magnetic resonance, this study investigated the states of oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen dissolved in water. The results indicate that the Earth’s magnetic field is involved in the bonding and dissociation of molecules at the gas-liquid interface. These calculations assessed the effect of a field strength of 1.0 x 10−4 T and reproduced the influences of temperature changes on dissolved gas concentrations. Molecular interactions caused by electromagnetic properties and the external geomagnetic field were found to affect intermolar bonding associated with water cluster structures. It is concluded that the binding between molecules typically attributed to Coulomb coupling by magnetic charge and van der Waals forces results from excitation in the Earth’s magnetic field.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere0267391
JournalPLoS ONE
Issue number5 May
Publication statusPublished - 2022 May

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