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Molecular Reaction Dynamics


  • Date Published: June 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521140713

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  • Molecular reaction dynamics is the study of chemical and physical transformations of matter at the molecular level. The understanding of how chemical reactions occur and how to control them is fundamental to chemists and interdisciplinary areas such as materials and nanoscience, rational drug design, environmental and astrochemistry. This book provides a thorough foundation to this area. The first half is introductory, detailing experimental techniques for initiating and probing reaction dynamics and the essential insights that have been gained. The second part explores key areas including photoselective chemistry, stereochemistry, chemical reactions in real time and chemical reaction dynamics in solutions and interfaces. Typical of the new challenges are molecular machines, enzyme action and molecular control. With problem sets included, this book is suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, as well as being supplementary to chemical kinetics, physical chemistry, biophysics and materials science courses, and as a primer for practising scientists.

    • An in-depth account of reaction dynamics at the molecular level, described with a broad interest in mind
    • Discusses research and progress in key and emerging interdisciplinary areas alongside core chemistry, to include fields such as materials science and drug design
    • Includes problem sets at the end of each chapter to aid and test understanding
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    '… an excellent introduction to modern chemical reaction dynamics … throughout there is a nice balance of experimental and theoretical viewpoints … this is a book that should be on every chemical dynamicist's bookshelf, and one that I will certainly recommend to my students.' Chemistry World

    'Extremely well written, the definitive work in the field, and it provides a wonderful overview of current understanding of how chemical reactions occur, including insights into what still remains to be done. Essential.' CHOICE

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521140713
    • length: 570 pages
    • dimensions: 245 x 188 x 27 mm
    • weight: 1.21kg
    • contains: 3 b/w illus. 125 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Understanding chemical reactions at the molecular level
    2. Molecular collisions
    3. Introduction to reactive molecular collisions
    4. Scattering as a probe of collision dynamics
    5. Introduction to polyatomic dynamics
    6. Structural considerations in the calculation of reaction rates
    7. Photoselective chemistry: access to the transition state region
    8. Chemistry in real time
    9. State-changing collisions: molecular energy transfer
    10. Stereodynamics
    11. Dynamics in the condensed phase
    12. Dynamics of gas-surface interactions and reactions.

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    Molecular Reaction Dynamics

    Raphael D. Levine

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    • Chemical Dynamics
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    Raphael D. Levine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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