Photochemistry / Edition 1

Photochemistry / Edition 1

by Carol E. Wayne, Richard P. Wayne, Richard P. Wayne
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198558864

ISBN-13: 9780198558866

Pub. Date: 07/28/1996

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Photochemistry is the study of the interaction of light with matter, and this concise and clearly written book provides a very accessible introduction to the subject. When visible or ultraviolet light is absorbed by a molecule, the result often is its apparently erratic behavior, with chemical properties distinct from those of the unexcited molecule. The primary

Overview

Photochemistry is the study of the interaction of light with matter, and this concise and clearly written book provides a very accessible introduction to the subject. When visible or ultraviolet light is absorbed by a molecule, the result often is its apparently erratic behavior, with chemical properties distinct from those of the unexcited molecule. The primary part of this volume explores the role of light in this metamorphosis, and explains the chemical processes that occur after the absorption of light. The emission of radiation as fluorescence and phosphorescence is explained in depth in a separate chapter. The final two chapters are dedicated to the impact photochemistry has on life, and to the ways Man has made use of this discipline in a variety of applications.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198558866
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/28/1996
Series:
Oxford Chemistry Primers Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
920,988
Product dimensions:
9.63(w) x 7.38(h) x 0.17(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Chemical change
3. Photophysics
4. Photochemical kinetics
5. Photochemistry in nature
6. Applied photochemistry
Further reading
Index

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