Chemical Kinetics: Fundamentals and Recent Developments


  • Evgeny Denisov, Russian Academy of Sciences, Chernogolovka, Russia
  • Oleg Sarkisov, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
  • G. Likhtenshtein, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel

Comprehensive manual embracing essentially all the classical and modern areas of chemical kinetics. Provides details of modern applications in chemistry, technology and biochemistry.Special sections of the book treat subjects not covered sufficiently in other manuals, including: modern methods of experimental determination of rate constants of reactions including laser pico- and femtochemistry, magnetochemistry, and ESR; and descriptions of advanced theories of elementary chemical processes.
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Academic institutions, in particular, chemical, biochemical and biophysical departments. Research laboratories of chemical, biotechnological and pharmaceutical companies.


Book information

  • Published: May 2003
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-50938-3

Table of Contents

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Section headings and Chapter headings. General Problems of Chemical Kinetics. Basic concepts of chemical kinetics. Elementary Gas Phase Reactions. Theory of elementary reactions. Methods of investigation of elementary reactions. Experimental investigation of gas phase reactions. Chemical Reactions in Liquid Phase. Diffusion-controlled reactions in solution. Bimolecular reactions in solutions. Influence of media. Free radical reactions. Reactions of ions and radical ions. Reactions of molecules. Chain Reactions. Chain non-branched reactions. Oxidation of organic compounds by dioxygen. Chain branched reactions. Methods to study chain reactions. Homogeneous Catlysis. General kinetics Regularities in Homogeneous catalysis. Acid-base catalysis. Redox catalysis. Catalysis by metal complexes. Enzymes as catalysts.