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The Quantum Theory of Unimolecular Reactions

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  • Date Published: June 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521105866

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  • When this book was first published in 1984, the discovery of laser-induced mutliphoton chemical reactions had led to a resurgence of interest in the theory of unimolecular reactions. Attempts to explain these phenomena had been built on a very imperfectly understood theory of thermal unimolecular reactions. In this book, Professor Pritchard presents a treatment that dissects the unimolecular reaction process into a sequence of distinct phases, so that the assumptions of the theory can be clearly seen, and confusion over the theory avoided. As such it provides a self-consistent foundation upon which to begin to treat these phenomena. Postgraduate students and research workers in physical chemistry will find this an invaluable textbook on a topic that has suddenly become of primary importance.

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    • Date Published: June 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521105866
    • length: 192 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 11 mm
    • weight: 0.29kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The observed properties of thermal unimolecular reactions
    2. The master equation for internal relaxation in molecules
    3. Reaction as a perturbation of the internal relaxtion
    4. The specific rate function k(E) as an inverse Laplace transform
    5. Unimolecular fall-off in strong collision systems
    6. A molecular dynamic approach to specific rate functions
    7. Building in the randomisation processes
    8. Weak collision processes
    9. How well does it all work?
    Appendix.

  • Author

    H. O. Pritchard

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