Advances in High Temperature Chemistry - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483199313, 9781483224343

Advances in High Temperature Chemistry

1st Edition

Volume 1

Editors: Leroy Eyring
eBook ISBN: 9781483224343
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1967
Page Count: 346
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Advances in High Temperature Chemistry, Volume 1 describes the complexities and special and changing characteristics of high temperature chemistry.
After providing a brief definition of high temperature chemistry, this nine-chapter book goes on describing the experiments and calculations of diatomic transition metal molecules, as well as the advances in applied wave mechanics that may contribute to an understanding of the bonding, structure, and spectra of the molecules of high temperature interest. The next chapter provides a summary of gaseous ternary compounds of the alkali metals used in high temperature chemistry. This topic is followed by discussions on the thermochemical properties of some simple solids in terms of valence states of the metallic elements and of the electrons in metals, on anions, and in aqueous solutions. Other chapters are concerned with the stepwise bond dissociation energies in a number of polyvalent metal fluorides and the unique possibilities for chemical syntheses, which are available through high temperature species. The final chapters are devoted to the techniques, temperature ranges, and accuracy of high temperature calorimetry. These chapters also include surveys on the nature of thermal plasmas for high temperature chemistry. This book is of benefit to high temperature chemists and specialized engineers.

Table of Contents



A Definition of High Temperature Chemistry



The Spectroscopy of Diatomic Transition Element Molecules

I. Introduction

II. Experimental Techniques

III. Molecular Constants

IV. Electronic Structure of the Ground States

V. Conclusions


Electronic Structure of Molecules of High Temperature Interest

I. Introduction

II. Orbital Theory

III. Electronic Structure of Atoms

IV. Diatomic Molecules of Light Nuclei

V. Diatomics of the Transition Elements

VI. Polyatomic Molecules and Further Discussion


Gaseous Ternary Compounds of the Alkali Metals


I. Salts of Monobasic Acids (Pseudohalides)

II. Alkali Salts of Dibasic Acids

III. Mixed Halides


Valence States in High Temperature Chemistry; Energic Structures in Transitional Elements

I. Role of High Temperature Chemistry

II. Valence States, Ionic States, and Radii

III. Relative Energies of Valence States and Electronic Environments


Bond Energy Relationships in Polyvalent Metal Fluorides

I. Introduction

II. Experimental

III. Summary of Thermal Data

IV. Comparison of Spectroscopic and Thermochemical Dissociation Limits

V. Bond Dissociation Energy Data

VI. Summary and Conclusions


The Chemical Reactions of High Temperature Species

I. Quenching of Reactive Species Generated in High Temperature Systems

II. The Chemistry of Atoms and Homonuclear Molecules Formed at High Temperatures

III. Reactions of Heteronuclear Radicals and Molecules Formed at High Temperatures


High Temperature Adiabatic Calorimetry

I. Introduction

II. The Nature of Adiabatic Calorimetry

III. Experimental Aspects of High Temperature Calorimetry

IV. Thermal Exchange in Adiabatic Calorimetry

V. Constructional Materials in Adiabatic Calorimetry

VI. Modern Adiabatic Thermal Calorimeters

VII. Summation


Plasmas for High Temperature Chemistry

I. Introduction

II. The Nature of Thermal Plasmas

III. Electric Arcs

IV. Electrode Plasmas

V. Induction Plasmas

VI. Cold Plasmas

VII. Heat Transfer in Thermal Plasmas

VIII. Chemical Reactions between 2000° and 8000°K


Author Index

Subject Index


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About the Editor

Leroy Eyring

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Department of Chemistry and the Center for Solid State Science, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA

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