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Kinetics Of Gas Reaction VIA - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780122456060, 9780323147064

Kinetics Of Gas Reaction VIA

1st Edition

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Editor: Willhelm Jost
eBook ISBN: 9780323147064
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1974
Page Count: 528
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Physical Chemistry: An Advanced Treatise, Volume VIA: Kinetics of Gas Reactions discusses single reaction steps, such as transformations of atoms and molecules in specified velocities, impact parameters, and inner states into products of specified states.

This book is divided into six chapters. Chapter 1 covers formal kinetics, while Chapter 2 reviews the survey of kinetic theory, as one of the bases of reaction kinetics. The Born-Oppenheimer adiabatic approximation, valence bond method, and orbital symmetry in reaction kinetics are elaborated in Chapter 3. Chapter 4 is devoted to the theory of energy transfer in molecular collisions, considering the several possible types of energy exchange. Chapter 5 focuses on the molecular beam scattering experiments on elastic, inelastic, and reactive collisions. The dynamics of bimolecular reactions are elaborated in the last chapter.

This volume is intended for graduate and physical chemistry students interested in kinetics of gas reactions.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors



Contents of Previous and Future Volume

Chapter 1 / Formal Kinetics

I. Introductory Remarks

II. Rate and Thermodynamics

III. Some Elementary Formal Relations

IV. Open and Closed Reaction Sequences. Establishment of a True or Pseudo-Steady State

V. Stability. Thermal and Chain Explosions

VI. Systems of First-Order Reactions. Microscopic Reversibility. Relaxation Systems

VII. Reactions near Equilibrium and close to Steady State. Reaction Rates and Thermodynamics

VIII. Structure and Stability


Chapter 2 / Survey of Kinetic Theory

I. Statistical Concepts

II. Quantum Formulation

III. Boltzmann Equation

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IV. Transport Properties


Chapter 3 / Potential Energy Surfaces

I. Introduction

II. The Born-Oppenheimer Adiabatic Approximation

III. Valence Bond Method

IV. Examples

V. Orbital Symmetry in Reaction Kinetics


Chapter 4 / Theory of Energy Transfer in Molecular Collisions

I. General Remarks about Binary Molecular Collision

II. Translational to Rotational Energy Transfer (TR Processes)

III. Translational to Vibrational Energy Transfer (TV Processes)

IV. Transformation of Rotational and Translational Energy into Vibrational Energy (RV and TRV Processes)

V. Quasi-Resonant Transfer of Vibrational Energy (VV Processes)

VI. Transformation of Translational, Rotational, and Vibrational Energy into Electronic Energy

VII. Influence of Nonadiabatic Effects on the Translational to Vibrational Energy Transfer


Chapter 5 / Molecular Beam Scattering Experiments on Elastic, Inelastic, and Reactive Collisions

I. Introduction

II. Experimental Techniques Used in Molecular Beam Scattering Experiments

III. Elastic Scattering Experiments

IV. Inelastic Scattering Experiments

V. Reactive Scattering Experiments


Chapter 6 / The Dynamics of Bimolecular Reactions

I. The Microscopic and the Macroscopic

II. Detailed Models

III. Simple Models


Author Index

Subject Index


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