Chemical Kinetics and Reaction Dynamics

Chemical Kinetics and Reaction Dynamics

by Paul L. Houston

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Chemical Kinetics and Reaction Dynamics by Paul L. Houston

This text teaches the principles underlying modern chemical kinetics in a clear, direct fashion, using several examples to enhance basic understanding. It features solutions to selected problems, with separate sections and appendices that cover more technical applications. 2001 edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780072435375
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 03/22/2001
Edition description: 1 ED
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 8.28(w) x 10.14(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

1 Kinetic Theory of Gases1.1 Introduction 1.2 Pressure of an Ideal Gas 1.3 Temperature and Energy 1.4 Distributions, Mean Values and Distribution Functions 1.5 The Maxwell Distribution of Speeds 1.6 Energy Distributions 1.7 Collisions: Mean Free Path and Collision Number 2 The Rates of Chemical Reactions 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Empirical Observations: Measurement of Reaction Rates 2.3 Rates of Reactions: Differential and Integrated Rate Laws 2.4 Reaction Mechanisms 2.5 Homogeneous Catalysis 2.6 Free Radical Reactions: Chains and Branched Chains 2.7 Determining Mechanisms from Rate Laws 3 Theories of Chemical Reactions 3.1 Introduction 3.2 Potential Energy Surfaces 3.3 Collision Theory 3.4 Activated Complex Theory (ACT) 3.5 Thermodynamic Interpretation of ACT 4 Transport Properties 4.1 Introduction 4.2 The Functional Form of the Transport Equations 4.3 The Microscopic Basis for the Transport Laws 4.4 Thermal Conductivity 4.5 Viscosity 4.6 Diffusion (and more...)

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