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Gas-Phase Reactions

Kinetics and Mechanisms

  • Victor N. Kondratiev
  • Evgeniĭ E. Nikitin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Victor N. Kondratiev, Evgeniĭ E. Nikitin
    Pages 1-13
  3. Victor N. Kondratiev, Evgeniĭ E. Nikitin
    Pages 14-27
  4. Victor N. Kondratiev, Evgeniĭ E. Nikitin
    Pages 28-65
  5. Victor N. Kondratiev, Evgeniĭ E. Nikitin
    Pages 66-95
  6. Victor N. Kondratiev, Evgeniĭ E. Nikitin
    Pages 96-108
  7. Victor N. Kondratiev, Evgeniĭ E. Nikitin
    Pages 109-124
  8. Victor N. Kondratiev, Evgeniĭ E. Nikitin
    Pages 125-142
  9. Victor N. Kondratiev, Evgeniĭ E. Nikitin
    Pages 143-157
  10. Victor N. Kondratiev, Evgeniĭ E. Nikitin
    Pages 158-168
  11. Victor N. Kondratiev, Evgeniĭ E. Nikitin
    Pages 169-186
  12. Victor N. Kondratiev, Evgeniĭ E. Nikitin
    Pages 187-208
  13. Victor N. Kondratiev, Evgeniĭ E. Nikitin
    Pages 209-225
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 226-241

About this book

Introduction

The present monograph appears after the death of Professor V. N. Kondratiev, one of those scientists who have greatly contributed to the foundation of contem­ porary gas kinetics. The most fundamental idea of chemical kinetics, put for­ ward at the beginning of the twentieth century and connected with names such as W. Nernst, M. Bodenstein, N. N. Semenov, and C. N. Hinshelwood, was that the complex chemical reactions are in fact a manifestation of a set of simpler elementary reactions involving but a small number of species. V. N. Kondratiev was one of the first to adopt this idea and to start investigations on the elementary chemical reactions proper. These investigations revealed explicitly that every elementary reaction in turn consisted of many elementary events usually referred to as elementary processes. It took some time to realize that an elementary reaction, represented in a very simple way by a macroscopic kinetic equation, can be described on a microscopic level by a generalized Boltzmann equation. Neverheless, up to the middle of the twentieth century, gas kinetics was mainly concerned with the interpretation of complex chemical reactions via a set of elementary reactions. But later on, the situation changed drastically. First, the conditions for reducing microscopic cquations to macroscopic ones were clearly set up. These are essentially based on the fact that the small perturbations of the Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution are caused by the reaction proper.

Keywords

Absorption Atom Chain reactions Diffusion Gasphase Radiation chemical reactions Reactions Sorption catalysis chemical reaction combustion fluorescence isotope kinetics structure

Authors and affiliations

  • Victor N. Kondratiev
    • 1
  • Evgeniĭ E. Nikitin
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Chemical PhysicsAcademy of Sciences of the USSRMoscowUSSR

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-67608-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-67610-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-67608-6
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