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Chemical Kinetics: From Molecular Structure to Chemical Reactivity, Second Edition, explains how molecular structures change with time. It offers a comprehensive and coherent coverage of the rates of chemical transformations.
The book is written for both undergraduate chemistry students, and for the specialist. The newcomer will find the fundamental concepts, the simple experiments, and the underlying theories. For the seasoned specialist, it presents sophisticated experimental and theoretical methods, offering a panorama of time-dependent molecular phenomena connected by a new rationale. The gap between the two is bridged by a logical path that leads the reader from a phenomenological approach of molecular changes, to the formalism of chemical reaction rates, and then to state-of-the-art calculations of rate constants of the most prevalent reactions: atom transfers, catalysis, proton transfers, substitution reactions, energy transfers and electron transfers. In the process, the reader is presented with the details of collision and transition state theories. The coverage includes unimolecular reactions in the gas phase, reactions in solution and reactions on surfaces.
- All first edition chapters were revised and most were extended
- Features two new chapters, one on Pharmacokinetics and the other on Oscillatory Reactions and Chaos
- Includes practical examples, detailed theoretical calculations, and cross-relations between reactions throughout the text to underscore key concepts
- The rigor of mathematical description of phenomena is combined with simple and profusely-illustrated concepts
- Provides a state-of-the-art presentation on the kinetics of reactions implicated in the most active research fields
Physical chemists comprise the primary audience (both young researchers and seasoned specialists in kinetics). Students at the upper undergraduate and graduate levels enrolled in related courses
2. Reaction rate laws
3. Experimental methods
4. Rate constants and reaction orders
5. Collisions and molecular dynamics
6. Reactivity in thermalized systems
7. Structure-Reactivity Relationships
8. Unimolecular Reactions
9. Reaction in solution
10. Reactions in surfaces
11. Nucleophilic substitution reactions
12. Chain reactions
13. Acid-base catalysis and proton-transfer reactions
14. Enzyme catalysis
15. Transitions between electronic states
16. Electron transfers
17. Fractals, chaos and oscillatory reactions
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- © Elsevier 2021
- 25th June 2021
- Paperback ISBN:
Luis G Arnaut, PhD is Professor of Chemistry in the Chemistry Department at the University of Coimbra in Coimbra, Portugal. His research focus is on chemical kinetics, medicinal chemistry, and photochemistry. Dr. Arnaut has authored more than 200 journal articles and books throughout his career.
Chemistry Department, University of Coimbra, Portugal
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