Survey of Progress in Chemistry

Survey of Progress in Chemistry

Volume 2

1st Edition - January 1, 1964

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  • Editor: Arthur F. Scott
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483225074

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Survey of Progress in Chemistry, Volume 2 covers the principles common to all chemistry that undergo major developments and modifications, including substitution reactions of metal complexes, salt chemistry, and photochemical reactions. This volume is composed of six chapters, and begins with an examination of the reaction mechanisms of substitution reactions of metal complexes. The succeeding chapters deal with the methods of measurement of fast reactions in solution and the general chemistry of fused salt, acids, and bases. These topics are followed by a presentation of several examples of displacement reactions at the sulfur-sulfur bond based on the basic mechanistic concepts. The concluding chapter considers the progress in the mechanistic aspects of photochemical reactions, with emphasis on the processes that occur in the interval between absorption of light and formation of products. This book will prove useful to general chemistry teachers and students.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors


    Mechanisms of Substitution Reactions of Metal Complexes

    I. Introduction

    II. Types of Reactions

    III. Substitution Reactions

    IV. Reaction Mechanisms and the Syntheses of Compounds


    Fast Reactions in Solutions

    I. Introduction

    II. Early History of Fast Reaction Kinetics

    III. New Techniques for Measuring Very Fast Reactions

    IV. Future Developments


    Fused Salt Chemistry

    I. Introduction

    II. General Considerations and Comparisons

    III. Physical Properties of Fused Salts

    IV. The Spectra of Molten Salts

    V. Chemical Reactions in Fused Salts


    Equilibria in Concentrated Mineral Acid Solutions

    I. Acids, Bases, and Acidity

    II. Chemistry in Strong Acid Systems

    III. The Measurement of Protonation Equilibria

    IV. The Theory of Acidity Functions

    V. Values of Acidity Functions

    VI. A Comparison of Mineral Acids

    VII. Metal Halide Systems

    VIII. Acidity of Surfaces


    Nucleophilic Displacement Reactions at the Sulfur-Sulfur Bond

    I. Introduction

    II. The Displacement Reaction

    III. Reactions of Elemental Sulfur

    IV. Conclusion


    The Mechanisms of Some Photochemical Reactions of Organic Molecules

    I. Introduction

    II. The Photochemistry of Ethylenic Compounds

    III. The Photochemistry of Ketones and Aldehydes

    IV. The Photochemistry of Dienes and Related Compounds

    V. The Photochemistry of ^-Unsaturated Ketones

    VI. Photoionization

    VII. Photooxidation

    VIII. Dimerization of Aromatic Systems


    Author Index

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 358
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1964
  • Published: January 1, 1964
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483225074

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Arthur F. Scott

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