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Chemical Kinetics & Catalysis Hardcover – March 15, 2001

ISBN-13: 978-0471241973 ISBN-10: 0471241970 Edition: 1st
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"...compared to its predecessors, Dr. Masel?s book stands out with its up-to-date content. The book will find readers in a variety of disciplines..." (Chemical Engineering Progress)

"...comprehensive, up-to-date, and rigorous...an excellent text..." (Journal of Chemical Education, Vol. 79, No. 3, March 2002)

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A textbook for kinetics in the twenty-first century


Chemical kinetics is important for understanding a number of processes, including how food is metabolized, how pharmaceuticals function in a biological system, and how pollutants produced by gasoline combustion are converted for release into the atmosphere. The revolution in computational modeling necessitates an updated text that maintains the relevant traditional background while introducing novel computational methods. Chemical Kinetics and Catalysis meets this challenge and provides an appropriate text for the next generation of scientists in this field.

The advent of accurate graphing programs has all but eliminated the use of complex methods to fit data to appropriate rate equations. Within the framework of the traditional theories of kinetics and catalysis, Masel adds explanations of computational graphing programs, numerous solved examples, and problems.

This comprehensive text covers:
* Introduction to kinetics via rate equations and mechanisms
* Theory of reaction rates with a section on utilizing trajectory calculations to simulate reactions
* Prediction of potential energy surfaces including methods for directing the reaction rate
* Examination of catalysis, particularly how solvents, metals, and oxides can be used to modify the potential energy surface for reactions and thereby modify reaction rates

Chemical Kinetics and Catalysis is an indispensable tool for both students and researchers in engineering, chemistry, and biochemistry.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 968 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Interscience; 1 edition (March 15, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471241970
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471241973
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 2.1 x 9.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,113,842 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 12, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Good book for undergrad and grad students who've already had reactor design and p.chem. Much of the theory, in latter half of the book, takes basis from statistical thermo, so p.chem may be useful. As a student w/o such bkgds, overall I find the book to be very clear in explanation. Delivery of material is deliberate and well thought out. Appreciate the use of many example problems. Unfortunately, no solutions for the Problems at end of chapter.
Unfortunately, the book has a ton of mistakes, some simply typos, but some are very critical mistakes in example problems, some of which are very subtle.
Overall, content is excellent for a one seeking some applicable information (1st half), and those seeking more theoretical treatment (2nd half).
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 11, 2002
Format: Hardcover
This book does a good job of explaining the basis for reaction mechanisms and how catalysts work. The technical level of this book requires students to have at least a couple of advanced chemistry classes, such as physical chemistry, in their background. In summary, buy this book if you are looking to expand your understanding of chemical reactions and have a solid understanding of the basic chemistry principles.
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