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Chemical Kinetics

  • ID: 1758121
  • Book
  • 562 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Chemical Kinetics bridges the gap between beginner and specialist with a path that leads the reader from the phenomenological approach to the rates of chemical reactions to the state-of-the-art calculation of the rate constants of the most prevalent reactions: atom transfers, catalysis, proton transfers, substitution reactions, energy transfers and electron transfers. For the beginner provides the basics: the simplest concepts, the fundamental experiments, and the underlying theories. For the specialist shows where sophisticated experimental and theoretical methods combine to offer a panorama of time-dependent molecular phenomena connected by a new rational.

Chemical Kinetics goes far beyond the qualitative description: with the guidance of theory, the path becomes a reaction path that can actually be inspected and calculated. But Chemical Kinetics is more about structure and reactivity than numbers and calculations. A great emphasis in the clarity of the concepts is achieved by illustrating all the theories and mechanisms with recent examples, some of them described with sufficient detail and simplicity to be used in general chemistry and lab courses.

* Looking at atoms and molecules, and how molecular structures change with time.
* Providing practical examples and detailed theoretical calculations
* Of special interest to Industrial Chemistry and Biochemistry

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1. Introduction
2. Reaction rate laws
3. Experimental methods
4. Rate constants and reaction orders
5. Collisions and molecular dynamics
6. Reactivity in thermalized systems
7. Structure-Reactivity Relationships
8. Unimolecular Reactions
9. Reaction in solution
10. Reactions in surfaces
11. Nucleophilic substitution reactions
12. Chain reactions
13. Acid-base catalysis and proton-transfer reactions
14. Enzyme catalysis
15. Transitions between electronic states
16. Electron transfers
17. Fractals, chaos and oscillatory reactions
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Arnaut, Luis
Luis G Arnaut, PhD is Professor of Chemistry in the Chemistry Department at the University of Coimbra in Coimbra, Portugal. His research focus is on chemical kinetics, medicinal chemistry, and photochemistry. Dr. Arnaut has authored more than 200 journal articles and books throughout his career.
Burrows, Hugh
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