COVID-19 Update: We are currently shipping orders daily. However, due to transit disruptions in some geographies, deliveries may be delayed. To provide all customers with timely access to content, we are offering 50% off Science and Technology Print & eBook bundle options. Terms & conditions.
Reaction Kinetics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483197388, 9781483222417

Reaction Kinetics

1st Edition

Homogeneous Gas Reactions

Author: Keith J. Laidler
Editors: Robert Robinson H. M. N. H. Irving L. A. K. Staveley
eBook ISBN: 9781483222417
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1963
Page Count: 242
Sales tax will be calculated at check-out Price includes VAT/GST
Price includes VAT/GST

Institutional Subscription

Secure Checkout

Personal information is secured with SSL technology.

Free Shipping

Free global shipping
No minimum order.


Reactions Kinetics: Volume I: Homogeneous Gas Reactions presents a general introduction to the subject of kinetics, including the basic laws of kinetics and the theoretical treatment of reaction rates. This four-chapter book deals mainly with homogeneous reactions in the gas phase. Chapter 1 presents the kinetic laws based on experimental results in terms of their simple concepts, with a special consideration of the way in which rates depend on concentration, while Chapter 2 deals with the interpretation of rates in terms of more fundamental theories. Chapter 3 covers the overall reactions that are believed to be elementary, such as the reaction between hydrogen and iodine, the reverse decomposition of hydrogen iodide, the corresponding reactions involving deuterium instead of hydrogen, and the dimerizations of butadiene and cyclopentadiene, as well as a few elementary termolecular reactions, all involving nitric oxide. This chapter also includes a general account of some of the elementary reactions that occur as steps in more complex mechanisms. Chapter 4 examines the reaction rates of numerous complex gas reactions. Undergraduate physical chemistry and chemical kinetics students, as well as advanced students in other fields, such as biology and physics, will find this book invaluable.

Table of Contents


A Note to the Student

Chapter 1. Basic Kinetic Laws

Chapter 2. Molecular Kinetics

Chapter 3. Elementary Gas Reactions

Chapter 4. Complex Gas Reactions

Appendix 1. Correlation, and the Method of Least Squares

Appendix 2. Numerical Values


Name Index

Subject Index

Volume II. Reactions in Solution


A Note to the Student

Chapter 1. Reactions in Solution: General Principles

Chapter 2. Some Reaction Mechanisms in Solution

Appendix 1. Numerical Values


Name Index

Subject Index


No. of pages:
© Pergamon 1963
1st January 1963
eBook ISBN:

About the Author

Keith J. Laidler

About the Editors

Robert Robinson

Affiliations and Expertise

Recently retired from editorship of Canadian Security magazine

H. M. N. H. Irving

L. A. K. Staveley

Ratings and Reviews