Reaction Kinetics

Paperback | April 30, 1999

byMichael 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. Thismodern, 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 themicroscopic 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 thefields 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 toexplain 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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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. Thismodern, accessible text begins with an introduct...

M J. Pilling and Paul W. Seakins are both at University of Leeds.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:318 pages, 9.45 × 6.61 × 0.75 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Why study reaction kinetics?1. Time, concentration, and temperature2. Experimental techniques3. An introduction to theories of bimolecular reactions4. Reaction dynamics5. Unimolecular and association reactions6. Reactions in solution7. Surface reactions8. Complex reactions9. Straight chain reactions10. Explosions and branched chain reactions11. Negative feedback and oscillatory behaviour12. PhotochemistryAppendix I: Fundamental constantAppendix II: Units of energyAppendix III: Conversion factors from pressure to concentration units and for various rate coefficientsAppendix IV: Absorption coefficients

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`this book has been produced by a large, expert course team who have carefully researched the area and presented much up to date information ... The book is very user-friendly, having many valuable figures, tables and boxes. There are plentiful suggestions for further reading, and students areguided towards key papers in a range of journals. I will buy this book for my library.'Paul Phillips, Education in Chemistry, May 1997