We study the intramolecular proton transfer in the amino acid glycine in aqueous solution. We show that this system is an example of nonequilibrium solvation, where the proton-transfer step is fast and the solvent relaxes afterward. We show how the physical picture of equilibrium vs nonequilibrium solvation arises naturally within the framework of the quantized Zwanzig Hamiltonian. κ 2001 American Chemical Society.
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