Principles of Chemical Kinetics


  • James House, Illinois State University, USA

James House's revised Principles of Chemical Kinetics provides a clear and logical description of chemical kinetics in a manner unlike any other book of its kind. Clearly written with detailed derivations, the text allows students to move rapidly from theoretical concepts of rates of reaction to concrete applications. Unlike other texts, House presents a balanced treatment of kinetic reactions in gas, solution, and solid states. The entire text has been revised and includes many new sections and an additional chapter on applications of kinetics. The topics covered include quantitative relationships between molecular structure and chemical activity, organic/inorganic chemistry, biochemical kinetics, surface kinetics and reaction mechanisms. Chapters also include new problems, with answers to selected questions, to test the reader's understanding of each area. A solutions manual with answers to all questions is available for instructors.A useful text for both students and interested readers alike, Dr. House has once again written a comprehensive text simply explaining an otherwise complicated subject.
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Primary audience is 3rd year students in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, does meet the needs of students at a variety of levels in various disciplines and is suitable for self-learners. Physicists, biochemists, pharmacists and researchers interested in reaction kinetics and catalysis will also find the principles and applications relevant to their studies.


Book information

  • Published: August 2007
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-356787-1

Table of Contents

1. Some Fundamental Ideas of Kinetics1.1 Rates of Reactions
1.2 Dependence on Concentration
1.3 Cautions on Treating Kinetic Data
1.4 Effect of Temperature
1.5 Some Common Reaction Mechanisms
1.6 Catalysis2. Kinetics of More Complex Systems2.1 Second-Order Case, First-Order in Two Components
2.2 Third-Order Reactions
2.3 Parallel First-Order Reactions
2.4 Series First-Order Reactions
2.5 Series Reactions with Two Intermediates
2.6 Reversible Reactions
2.7 Autocatalysis
2.8 Effect of Temperature3. Techniques and Methods3.1 Calculating Rate Constants
3.2 The Method of Half-Lives
3.3 Initial Rates
3.4 Using Large Excess of a Reactant (Flooding)
3.5 The Logarithmic Method
3.6 Effects of Pressure
3.7 Flow Techniques
3.8 Relaxation Techniques
3.9 Tracer Methods
3.10 Kinetic Isotope Effects4. Reactions in the Gas Phase4.1 Collision Theory
4.2 The Potential Energy Surface
4.3 Transition State Theory
4.4 Unimolecular Decomposition of Gases
4.5 Free Radical or Chain Mechanisms
4.6 Adsorption of Gases on Solids
4.7 Catalysis5. Reactions in Solutions5.1 The Nature of Liquids (HSIP)
5.2 Effects of Solvent Polarity on Rates
5.3 Ideal Solutions
5.4 Cohesion Energies of Ideal Solutions
5.5 Effects of Solvent Cohesion Energies on Rates
5.6 Solvation and Its Effects on Rates
5.7 Effects of Ionic Strength
5.8 Linear Free Energy Relationships
5.9 The Compensation Effect
5.10 Some Correlations of Rates with Solubility Parameter
6. Enzyme Catalysis6.1 Enzyme Action
6.2 Kinetics of Reactions Catalyzed by Enzymes
6.3 Inhibition of Enzyme Action
6.4 The Effect of pH
6.5 Enzyme Activation by Metal Ions
6.6 Regulatory Enzymes7. Kinetics of Reactions in the Solid State7.1 Some General Considerations
7.2 Factors Affecting Reactions in Solids
7.3 Rate Laws for Reactions in Solids
7.4 The Prout-Tompkins Equation
7.5 Rate Laws Based on Nucleation
7.6 Applying Rate Laws
7.7 Results of Some Kinetic Studies8. Nonisothermal Methods in Kinetics8.1 TGA and DSC Methods
8.2 Kinetic Analysis by the Coats and Redfern Method
8.3 The Reich and Stivala Method
8.4 A Method Based on Three (ƒN,T) Data Pairs
8.5 A Method Based on Four (ƒN,T) Data Pairs
8.6 A Differential Method
8.7 A Comprehensive Nonisothermal Kinetic Method
8.8 The General Rate Law and A Comprehensive Method9. Additional Applications of Kinetics9.1 Radioactive Decay
9.2 Mechanistic Implications of Orbital Symmetry
9.3 A Further Look at Solvent Polarity and Rates