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Reaction Kinetics By Michael J. Pilling (Professor of Physical Chemistry, University of Leeds)

Reaction Kinetics
by Michael J. Pilling (Professor of Physical Chemistry, University of Leeds)

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The study of reaction kinetics gives chemists insight into a range of chemical problems, from the ozone hole and photochemical smogs to enzyme reactions in living creatures. This text provides students of chemistry with a clear, accessible, modern account of both fundamental and applied apsects of chemical kinetics.
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Reaction Kinetics by Michael J. Pilling (Professor of Physical Chemistry, University of Leeds)

Reaction kinetics is central to the study of chemistry. Kinetic studies can provide both an insight into the detailed molecular mechanisms of elementary reactions and practical information which can be used to unravel complex chemical problems such as the formation of the ozone hole. This modern, accessible text begins with an introduction to the importance and relevance of chemical kinetics, and then describes and explains the experimental and theoretical studies of elementary reactions. Modern laser and computer based techniques can now provide valuable information about the microscopic mechanisms of elementary reactions, and their importance is highlighted. The applications of kinetics to complex phenomena such as chain reactions and photochemistry are then described, emphasizing how these systems are built up of individual elementary reactions. Examples from the fields of chain reactions, atmospheric chemistry, explosions, oscillating reactions, and photochemistry are then explored in greater detail. Throughout the book, worked examples and problems allow the reader to obtain a detailed and up to date understanding of this field, and boxes are used to explain complex material or advanced topics in more detail. Many references to the original literature - often with explanatory notes - are included making this text ideal both for undergraduate students and for more advanced students seeking an entry into the field.

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this book has been produced by a large, expert course team who have carefully researched the area and presented much up to date information ... The book is very user-friendly, having many valuable figures, tables and boxes. There are plentiful suggestions for further reading, and students are guided towards key papers in a range of journals. I will buy this book for my library. * Paul Phillips, Education in Chemistry, May 1997 *

Table of Contents

Why study reaction kinetics? ; 1. Time, concentration, and temperature ; 2. Experimental techniques ; 3. An introduction to theories of bimolecular reactions ; 4. Reaction dynamics ; 5. Unimolecular and association reactions ; 6. Reactions in solution ; 7. Surface reactions ; 8. Complex reactions ; 9. Straight chain reactions ; 10. Explosions and branched chain reactions ; 11. Negative feedback and oscillatory behaviour ; 12. Photochemistry ; Appendix I: Fundamental constant ; Appendix II: Units of energy ; Appendix III: Conversion factors from pressure to concentration units and for various rate coefficients ; Appendix IV: Absorption coefficients

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Reaction Kinetics by Michael J. Pilling (Professor of Physical Chemistry, University of Leeds)
Michael J. Pilling (Professor of Physical Chemistry, University of Leeds)
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