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This thoroughly updated edition continues to provide a concise overall coverage of colloid and surface chemistry, intermediate between the brief accounts in physical chemistry textbooks and the comprehensive coverage in specialized treatises.
New information is included on the composition and structure of solid surfaces, dynamic light scattering, micro emulsions and colloid stability control. The book provides a sound, but easy to follow theoretical framework. It outlines relevant research techniques and considers technological applications. A basic knowledge of the principles of physical chemistry is assumed. It will appeal to a wide readership, both undergraduate and postgraduate students at universities and colleges of technology as well as scientists in industry who need a broad background in the subject.
CONTENTS INCLUDE: Preface: 1. The colloidal state: Introduction; Classification and colloidal systems; Structural characteristics; Preparation and purification of colloidal systems: 2. Kinetic properties: The motion of particles in liquid media; Brownian motion and translational diffusion; The ultracentrifuge; Osmotic pressure; Rotary Brownian motion: 3. Optical properties: Optical and electron microscopy; Light scattering: 4. Liquid-gas and liquid-liquid interfaces; Surface and interfacial tensions; Adsorption and orientation at interfaces; Association colloids-micelle formation; spreading; Monomolecular films: 5. The solid-gas interface: Adsorption of gases and vapours on solids; Composition and structure of solid surfaces: 6. The solid-liquid interface; Contact angles and wetting; Ore flotation; Detergency; Adsorption from solution: 7. Charged interfaces: The electric double layer; Electrokinetic phenomena; Electrokinetic theory: 8. Colloid stability: Lyophobic sols; Systems containing lyophilic material; Stability control: 9. Rheology: Introduction; Viscosity; Non-Newtonian flow; Viscoelasticity: 10. Emulsions and foams: Oil-in-water and water-in-oil emulsions; Foams: Problems; Answers; References; Index.
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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 1992
- 22nd October 2013
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