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Chemical kinetics : from molecular structure to chemical reactivity / Luis Arnaut, Sebastiao Formosinho, Hugh Burrows.



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Arnaut, Luís G., 1960-
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1st ed. - Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier, 2007.
  • Book
  • xii, 549 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • 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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Publisher's Summary:
"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, it provides the basics: the simplest concepts, the fundamental experiments, and the underlying theories. For the specialist, it 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. It looks at atoms and molecules, and how molecular structures change with time. It provides practical examples and detailed theoretical calculations. It is of special interest to industrial chemistry and biochemistry.
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Formosinho, Sebastião J., 1943-
Burrows, Hugh.

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