Introduction to Chemical Kinetics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780126478501, 9780323159784

Introduction to Chemical Kinetics

1st Edition

Authors: Gordon Skinner
eBook ISBN: 9780323159784
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th April 1974
Page Count: 224
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Introduction to Chemical Kinetics is a compilation of lecture notes of the author about principles, concepts, and theories in chemical kinetics. The book tackles the nature of chemical kinetics, reaction rates and order, and thermodynamic consistency of rate laws. The effects of temperature on kinetics, prediction of reaction rates, gas-phase reactions, and controlled reactions are also discussed. The text also explains the reactions catalyzed by enzymes; reactions in solids and heterogenous systems; oxidation of metals; catalysis of reactions by solids; and methods for different reaction rates. The monograph is recommended as a textbook for undergraduate students in chemistry who are currently taking up kinetics, as it is an easily understood and concise book that can also be used as reference.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 The Nature of Chemical Kinetics

Chapter 2 How Kinetic Results are Expressed

2.1 Reaction Rates

2.2 Classification of Chemical Reactions

2.3 Reaction Order

2.4 Thermodynamic Consistency of Rate Laws

2.5 Reaction Rates as Differential Quantities

2.6 First-Order Reactions

2.7 Second-Order Reactions

2.8 Effects of Volume Changes

2.9 Generalized Empirical Rate Laws

2.10 Effect of Temperature on Reaction Rates


Further Reading


Chapter 3 Prediction of Reaction Rates

3.1 Collision Theory of Reaction Rates

3.2 Introduction to Activated Complex Theory

3.3 Partition Functions and the Equilibrium Constant

3.4 Calculation of Partition Functions

3.5 Derivation of the Activated Complex Theory

3.6 A Sample ACT Calculation

3.7 Estimation of Activation Energies


Further Reading


Chapter 4 Some Typical Gas-Phase Reactions

4.1 The Variable Reaction Order of Unimolecular Reactions

4.2 Free Radicals in Gaseous Reactions


Further Reading


Chapter 5 Chemical Reactions in Solution

5.1 Comparison of Gas-Phase and Solution Reactions

5.2 Activated Complex Theory for Liquids

5.3 Further Application of ACT to Ionic Reactions

5.4 Linear Free Energy Relationships

5.5 Diffusion—Controlled Reactions

5.6 Reactions Catalyzed by Enzymes


Further Reading


Chapter 6 Reactions in Solids and Heterogeneous Systems

6.1 Oxidation of Metal Surfaces

6.2 Catalysis of Reactions by Solids


Further Reading


Chapter 7 Experimental Methods

7.1 Static Methods for Slow Reactions

7.2 Static Methods for Fast Reactions

7.3 Flow Methods for Slow Reactions

7.4 Flow Methods for Fast Reactions


Further Reading


Appendix Some Important Thermodynamic Relationships

Answers to Selected Problems

Author Index

Subject Index


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