"...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)
From the Back Cover
A textbook for kinetics in the twenty-first century
CHEMICAL KINETICS AND CATALYSIS
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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