Reaction Kinetics

ISBN-10: 019855527X

ISBN-13: 9780198555278

Edition: 2nd 1995 (Revised)

Authors: Michael J. Pilling, Paul W. Seakins

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Reaction kinetics is central to the study of chemistry. Kinetic studies can provide both an insight into the detailed molecular mechanisms of elementary reactions and practical information which can be used to unravel complex chemical problems such as the formation of the ozone hole. This modern, accessible text begins with an introduction to the importance and relevance of chemical kinetics, and then describes and explains the experimental and theoretical studies of elementary reactions. Modern laser and computer based techniques can now provide valuable information about the microscopic mechanisms of elementary reactions, and their importance is highlighted. The applications of kinetics to complex phenomena such as chain reactions and photochemistry are then described, emphasizing how these systems are built up of individual elementary reactions. Examples from the fields of chain reactions, atmospheric chemistry, explosions, oscillating reactions, and photochemistry are then explored in greater detail. Throughout the book, worked examples and problems allow the reader to obtain a detailed and up to date understanding of this field, and boxes are used to explain complex material or advanced topics in more detail. Many references to the original literature - often with explanatory notes - are included making this text ideal both for undergraduate students and for more advanced students seeking an entry into the field.
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Book details

List price: $85.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/18/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 318
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880

Why study reaction kinetics?
Time, concentration, and temperature
Experimental techniques
An introduction to theories of bimolecular reactions
Reaction dynamics
Unimolecular and association reactions
Reactions in solution
Surface reactions
Complex reactions
Straight chain reactions
Explosions and branched chain reactions
Negative feedback and oscillatory behaviour
Photochemistry
Fundamental constant
Units of energy
Conversion factors from pressure to concentration units and for various rate coefficients
Absorption coefficients
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