Readers are offered a simple rational to interpret and predict the rates of chemical reactions, both in the gas and condensed (liquid, supercritical fluids, enzymes) phases. The book places great emphasis on the clarity of the concepts and does not compromise rigor and exactitude. This 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.
Chemical Kinetics: From Molecular Structure to Chemical Reactivity is a journey in the world of atoms and molecules, guided by the explanation of how molecular structures change with time. For students and less experienced young researchers, the book provides the basics: the simplest concepts, the fundamental experiments, and the underlying theories. For the seasoned specialist, it takes them to the viewpoint where sophisticated experimental and theoretical methods combine to offer a panorama of time-dependent molecular phenomena connected by a new rational.
- Features two new chapters on Fractals, Chaos and Oscillatory Reactions and Pharmacokinetics, and all chapters from the first edition are thoroughly revised- Includes practical examples, detailed theoretical calculations, and cross-relations between reactions throughout the text to underscore key concepts- Provides a state-of-the-art presentation on the kinetics of reactions implicated in the most active research fields
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
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
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.
Formosinho, Sebastiao Jose
Sebastiao Jose Formosinho, PhD is Professor of Chemistry in the Chemistry Department at the University of Coimbra, in Coimbra, Portugal. Dr. Formosinho's research interests include chemical reactivity, photodynamic therapy, structure-reactivity relations for ground and excited states. He has authored more than 200 journal articles and books throughout a career in chemistry that spans more than 50 years.
Carlos Serpa, PhD is Associate Researcher at the University of Coimbra in Coimbra, Portugal, and CEO at LaserLeap Technologies. Dr. Serpa earned his PhD from Caltech in 2005, and has authored 55 journal articles and books. His research focus includes photochemistry, fluorescence, time-resolved spectroscopy, and physical chemistry.