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Why chemical reactions happen

Author: James Keeler; Peter Wothers
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2003
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Keeler; Peter Wothers
ISBN: 0199249733 9780199249732
OCLC Number: 54887747
Notes: "Reprinted 2004 (with corrections)"--Title page verso.
Includes index.
Description: ix, 243 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. What this book is about and who should read it ; 2. What makes a reaction go? ; 3. Ionic interactions ; 4. Electrons in atoms ; 5. Electrons in simple molecules ; 6. Electrons in larger molecules ; 7. Reactions ; 8. Equilibrium ; 9. Rates of reaction ; 10. Bonding in extended systems - conjugation ; 11. Substitution and elimination reactions ; 12. The effects of the solvent ; 13. Leaving groups ; 14. Competing reactions
Responsibility: James Keeler and Peter Wothers.
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'Why Chemical Reactions Happen is one of nature's secrets....This insightful book reveals in clear and impressive style what motivates molecules to metamorphose into something new. It supplies all Read more...

 
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