Chemical Kinetics and Mechanism

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Chemical Kinetics and Mechanism considers the role of rate of reaction. It begins by introducing chemical kinetics and the analysis of reaction mechanism, from basic well-established concepts to leading edge research. Organic reaction mechanisms are then discussed, encompassing curly arrows, nucleophilic substitution and E1 and E2 elimination reactions. The book concludes with a Case Study on Zeolites, which examines their structure and internal dimensions in relation to their behaviour as molecular sieves and ...

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Overview

Chemical Kinetics and Mechanism considers the role of rate of reaction. It begins by introducing chemical kinetics and the analysis of reaction mechanism, from basic well-established concepts to leading edge research. Organic reaction mechanisms are then discussed, encompassing curly arrows, nucleophilic substitution and E1 and E2 elimination reactions. The book concludes with a Case Study on Zeolites, which examines their structure and internal dimensions in relation to their behaviour as molecular sieves and catalysts. The accompanying CD-ROM contains the "Kinetics Toolkit", a graph-plotting application designed for manipulation and analysis of kinetic data, which is built into many of the examples, questions and exercises in the text. There are also interactive activities illustrating reaction mechanisms. The Molecular World series provides an integrated introduction to all branches of chemistry for both students wishing to specialise and those wishing to gain a broad understanding of chemistry and its relevance to the everyday world and to other areas of science. The books, with their Case Studies and accompanying multi-media interactive CD-ROMs, will also provide valuable resource material for teachers and lecturers. (The CD-ROMs are designed for use on a PC running Windows 95, 98, ME or 2000.)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780854046706
  • Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry, The
  • Publication date: 7/28/2002
  • Series: Molecular World Series , #6
  • Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Part 1: Chemical Kinetics; Introduction; A Closer Look at Chemical Reactions; Rate in Chemical Kinetics; Factors Determining the Rate of a Chemical Reaction; Determining Experimental Rate Equations at a Fixed Temperature; The Effect of Temperature on the Rate of a Chemical Reaction; Elementary Reactions; Reaction Mechanism; Part 2: The Mechanism of Substitution; Organic Reactions; Reaction Mechanisms; Ionic Substitution Reactions; SN2 and SN1 Reaction Mechanisms; SN2 Versus SN1; Part 3: Elimination: Pathways and Products; Introduction: β-Elimination Reactions; The E2 Mechanism; The E1 Mechanism; Elimination Versus Substitution; Other Useful Elimination Reactions; Case Study: Shape-Selective Catalysis Using Zeolites.

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