Selected Readings in Chemical Kinetics

Selected Readings in Chemical Kinetics

1st Edition - January 1, 1967

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  • Editors: Margaret H. Back, Keith J. Laidler
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483214634

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Selected Readings in Chemical Kinetics covers excerpts from 12 papers in the field of general and gas-phase kinetics. The book discusses papers on the laws of connexion between the conditions of a chemical change and its amount; on the reaction velocity of the inversion of the cane sugar by acids; and the calculation in absolute measure of velocity constants and equilibrium constants in gaseous systems. The text then tackles papers on simple gas reactions; on the absolute rate of reactions in condensed phases; on the radiation theory of chemical action; and on the theory of unimolecular reactions. Papers on the theories of unimolecular reactions at low pressures; on the reaction between hydrogen and bromine; and on the oxidation of phosphorus vapor at low pressures are also considered. The book further describes papers on the thermal decomposition of organic compounds from the standpoint of free radicals; as well as on a single chain mechanism for the thermal decomposition of hydrocarbons. The book will be invaluable to students of chemical kinetics.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Part I. Kinetic Laws

    Paper 1 Excerpts from "On the Laws of Connexion between the Conditions of a Chemical Change and its Amount" by A. V. Harcourt and W. Esson, Philosophical Transactions, 156, 193 (1866); 157, 117 (1867)

    Part II. Molecular Kinetics

    Paper 2 An Excerpt, Translated from the German, from S. Arrhenius's "On the Reaction Velocity of the Inversion of Cane Sugar by Acids", Zeitschrift für Physikalische Chemie, 4, 226 (1889)

    Paper 3 An Excerpt from W. C. McC. Lewis's "Studies in Catalysis. Part IX. The Calculation in Absolute Measure of Velocity Constants and Equilibrium Constants in Gaseous Systems", Journal of the Chemical Society, 113, 471 (1918)

    Paper 4 The First Part of H. Eyring and M. Polanyi's "On Simple Gas Reactions", Zeitschrift für Physikalische Chemie, B, 12, 279 (1931), Translated from the German

    Paper 5 A Paper by W. F. K. Wynne-Jones and Henry Eyring, "The Absolute Rate of Reactions in Condensed Phases", J. Chem. Phys. 3, 492 (1935)

    Part III, Unimolecular Reactions

    Paper 6 A Contribution by F. A. Lindemann to a Faraday Society Discussion on "The Radiation Theory of Chemical Action", published in the Transactions of the Faraday Society, 17, 598 (1922)

    Paper 7 The First Portion of C. N. Hinshelwood's "On the Theory of Unimolecular Reactions", Proceedings of the Royal Society, A, 113, 320 (1927)

    Paper 8 Most of O. K. Rice and H. C. Ramsperger's "Theories of Unimolecular Reactions at Low Pressures", Journal of the American Chemical Society, 49, 1617 (1927)

    Part IV. Chain Reactions

    Paper 9 Part I of a Paper by J. A. Christiansen, "On the Reaction between Hydrogen and Bromine", Det. Kgl. Danske Videnskabernes Selskab. Mathematisk-fysiske Meddelelser, 1, 14 (1919)

    Paper 10 A Portion, Translated from the German, of "The Oxidation of Phosphorus Vapour at Low Pressures", by N. Semenoff, Zeitschrift für Physik, 46, 109 (1927)

    Paper 11 A Paper by F. O. Rice and K. F. Herzfeld, "The Thermal Decomposition of Organic Compounds from the Standpoint of Free Radicals. VI. The Mechanism of Some Chain Reactions", Journal of the American Chemical Society, 56, 284 (1934)

    Paper 12 A Translation of a Paper by V. A. Poltorak and V. V. Voevodsky, "On a Single Chain Mechanism for the Thermal Decomposition of Hydrocarbons", published in Doklady Academii Nauk S.S.S.R., 91, 589 (1953)

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  • No. of pages: 184
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1967
  • Published: January 1, 1967
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483214634

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Margaret H. Back

Keith J. Laidler

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