Molecular Energetics

Molecular Energetics : Consensed-Phase Thermochemical Techniques

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This book offers a broad discussion of the concepts required to understand the thermodynamic stability of molecules and bonds and a description of the most important condensed-phase techniques that have been used to obtain that information. Above all, this book attempts to provide useful guidelines on how to choose the best data and how to use it to understand chemistry. Although the book assumes some basic knowledge on physical-chemistry, it has been written in a textbook style and most topics are addressed in a way that is accessible to advanced undergraduate students. Many examples are given throughout the text, involving a variety of molecules. This text will provide a good starting point for those who wish to initiate in the field or simply to understand how to assess, to estimate, and to use thermochemical data. It will therefore appeal to a broad range of practicing chemists and particularly to those interested in energetics-structure-reactivity more

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  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 154 x 238 x 22mm | 557.92g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 97 line illustrations
  • 0195133196
  • 9780195133196
  • 2,004,331

About Jose A. Martinho Simoes

J. A. Martinho Simoes is a professor at the University of Lisbon. His scientific interests are in the area of molecular energetics and his work has involved the use of a variety of experimental techniques, including several types of calorimetry and mass spectrometry.; M. E. Minas da Piedade is associate professor of chemistry at the University of Lisbon. His scientific interests are in the application of calorimetric, thermal analytical, and computational chemistry methods to the study of the relations between molecular structure, energetics, and more

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"In Molecular Energetics, Simoes and Piedade describe general thermodynamic principles, providing a brief introduction into the general thermodynamic principles and energetics of bonds, and following with a second (larger) part dedicated to different calorimetric measurement techniques...Recommended."--Choice"show more

Table of contents

1. Thermochemistry and Molecular Energetics ; 2.The Thermodynamic Background ; 3. The Kinetic Background ; 4. Gas Phase Ion Energetics ; 5. Bond Energies ; References for Part I ; Part II - Condensed Phase Methods ; 6. Overview of Condensed Phase Methods ; 7. Combustion Calorimetry ; 8. Isoperibol Reaction-Solution Calorimetry ; 9. Heat Flow Calorimetry ; 10. Photocalorimetry ; 11. Titration Calorimetry ; 12. Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) ; 13. Photoacoustic Calorimetry ; 14. Equilibrium in Solution ; 15. Kinetics in Solution ; 16. Electrochemical Measurements ; References for Part II ; Appendices ; Units, Conversion Factors, and Fundamental Constants ; Thermochemical Databasesshow more