The Mechanisms of Atmospheric Oxidation of the Alkenes

Hardcover | April 15, 2000

byJ. G. Calvert, R. Atkinson, J. A. Kerr

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The formation of smog in urban atmospheres involves the interaction of sunlight with an air mixture containing nitrogen oxides and reactive hydrocarbons -- the most reactive class of these hydrocarbons being alkenes. This important new book, by a team of leading atmospheric chemists, reviewsand evaluates the existing literature on the atmospheric chemistry of these compounds, focusing on the search for a more quantitative understanding of the phenomenon which can then be applied to control methods. It includes detailed examinations of the reactions of alkenes and even suggests areasfor further laboratory studies. This book is ideal for climatologists, meteorologists, and scientists studying the chemistry of the atmosphere and can also serve as a valuable text for graduate courses in atmospheric chemistry and atmospheric science.

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The formation of smog in urban atmospheres involves the interaction of sunlight with an air mixture containing nitrogen oxides and reactive hydrocarbons -- the most reactive class of these hydrocarbons being alkenes. This important new book, by a team of leading atmospheric chemists, reviewsand evaluates the existing literature on the ...

J. G. Calvert, Senior Research Associate, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Boulder, Colorado. R. Atkinson, Professor, Department of Environmental Science, and Department of Chemistry, University of California, Riverside. J. A. Kerr, Honorary Professor, School of Chemistry, University of Birmingham.

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Format:HardcoverPublished:April 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195131770

ISBN - 13:9780195131772

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Acknowledgements1. Importance of alkenes in the chemistry of ozone generation in the urban atmosphere2. Reaction of alkenes with the OH radical3. Reactions of alkene with the NO3 radical4. Reactions of alkenes with O35. Reactions of alkenes with O(3P)-atoms and NO26. Rate coefficients of OH, NO3, and O3 reactions with the first-generation atmospheric oxidation products of alkenes7. Primary photochemical processes in some important light-absorbing products of atmospheric oxidation of the alkenes8. Application of findings to the modeling of alkene atmospheric chemistry9. Important areas for further laboratory studies10. SummaryReferencesAppendix A. Nomenclature and molecular structure of the alkenesAppendix B. Nomenclature and structure of some major products of alkene atmospheric oxidation processesAuthor IndexSubject Index

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"The main chapters. . .are extremely valuable to the specialists working in the filed of atmospheric photochemistry and related modeling, for reaction kineticists as well as modelers studying city plumes to the effect of biogenic emissions. For these the thoroughly and comprehensivelyproficient review on the mechanisms of atmospheric oxidation of the alkenes is highly recommended."--Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society