Why Chemical Reactions Happen

Why Chemical Reactions Happen

Description

By tackling the most central ideas in chemistry, Why Chemical Reactions Happen provides the reader with all the tools and concepts needed to think like a chemist. The text takes a unified approach to the subject, aiming to help the reader develop a real overview of chemical processes, by avoiding the traditional divisions of physical, inorganic and organic chemistry.

To understand how chemical reactions happen we need to know about the bonding in molecules, how molecules interact, what determines whether an interaction is favourable or not, and what the outcome will be. Answering these questions requires an understanding of topics from quantum mechanics, through thermodynamics, to "curly arrows". In this book all of these topics are presented in a coherent and coordinated fashion, showing how each leads to a deeper understanding of chemical reactions.


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Details

Author(s)
James Keeler, Peter Wothers
Format
Paperback | 256 pages
Dimensions
188 x 246 x 15mm | 506g
Publication date
05 Jun 2003
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication City/Country
Oxford, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
numerous line figures
ISBN10
0199249733
ISBN13
9780199249732
Bestsellers rank
23,225