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Laidler, Keith J. (Keith James) 1916-2003

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Works: 104 works in 635 publications in 8 languages and 11,636 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Miscellanea  Popular works  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: QD501, 541.39
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Most widely held works about Keith J Laidler
 
Most widely held works by Keith J Laidler
To light such a candle : chapters in the history of science and technology by Keith J Laidler( )

11 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 2,684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In To Light Such a Candle, renowned chemist and science historian Keith Laidler examines the progress of science and technology over the centuries, tracing the often separate paths of these pursuits, showing how they have ultimately worked together to transform everyday life. Faraday's pure research on electricity, for example, had immense technological implications, while Maxwell's theory of electromagnetic radiation led directly to the discovery of radio transmission, something of which Maxwell himself had no conception. Conversely, the early steam engines were by no means science-based, but they led directly to the science of thermodynamics, one of the most fundamental branches of pure science. Illuminated by many fascinating stories from the history of science, this book provides a powerful argument for the relevance of pure research, and gives the general reader and scientist alike an idea of the nature and importance of the links between science and technology
Chemical kinetics by Keith J Laidler( Book )

72 editions published between 1950 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chemical kinetics of enzyme action by Keith J Laidler( Book )

32 editions published between 1958 and 1973 in English and Chinese and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of physical chemistry by Keith J Laidler( Book )

29 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is sometimes said that the year of birth of physical chemistry was 1887. In that year the journal Zeitschrift fur physikalische Chemie - the first journal devoted exclusively to physical chemistry - was launched and in its first year published important papers by Arrhenius and van't Hoff. However, a good deal of physical chemistry had been done previously. Two centuries earlier Robert Boyle had been carrying out physico-chemical investigations, and a good case can be made for regarding him as the first physical chemist. His approach to chemistry had a great influence on others, including Isaac Newton. In the eighteenth century Joseph Black and Antoine Lavoisier also did much that can be classed as physical chemistry. In the nineteenth century Robert Bunsen, Michael Faraday, and many others were also contributing to the development of the subject. In this book Professor Laidler gives an account of the scientific development of physical chemistry over the years. He begins by discussing just what physical chemistry is, and how it relates to other sciences. He considers some of the difficulties faced by early investigators, as a result of attitudes of the Churches, governments, and even the universities which at first were mainly interested in classical studies. Some account is also given of the way in which physical scientists have communicated with each other. Classical mechanics, and the modifications that had to be made to it, are briefly considered. The bulk of the book is concerned with the main branches of physical chemistry - thermodynamics, kinetic theory, statistical mechanics, spectroscopy, electrochemistry, kinetics, colloid and surface chemistry, and quantum chemistry - and how these subjects have developed up to the present time
Physical chemistry by Keith J Laidler( Book )

59 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanying CD-ROM includes a interactive simulations, animations, graphs, and exercises illustrating key concepts in the book
Theories of chemical reaction rates by Keith J Laidler( Book )

17 editions published between 1969 and 1979 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reaction kinetics by Keith J Laidler( Book )

41 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reactions Kinetics: Volume I: Homogeneous Gas Reactions presents a general introduction to the subject of kinetics, including the basic laws of kinetics and the theoretical treatment of reaction rates. This four-chapter book deals mainly with homogeneous reactions in the gas phase. Chapter 1 presents the kinetic laws based on experimental results in terms of their simple concepts, with a special consideration of the way in which rates depend on concentration, while Chapter 2 deals with the interpretation of rates in terms of more fundamental theories. Chapter 3 covers the overall reactions that are believed to be elementary, such as the reaction between hydrogen and iodine, the reverse decomposition of hydrogen iodide, the corresponding reactions involving deuterium instead of hydrogen, and the dimerizations of butadiene and cyclopentadiene, as well as a few elementary termolecular reactions, all involving nitric oxide. This chapter also includes a general account of some of the elementary reactions that occur as steps in more complex mechanisms. Chapter 4 examines the reaction rates of numerous complex gas reactions. Undergraduate physical chemistry and chemical kinetics students, as well as advanced students in other fields, such as biology and physics, will find this book invaluable
The harmonious universe : the beauty and unity of scientific understanding by Keith J Laidler( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Award-winning scientist and popular science writer Keith Laidler explains the major facts, principles, and theories of physics, chemistry, biology, geology, and astronomy, showing how they all complement one another, creating a harmonious picture of a completely integrated universe. Annotation. From quarks to quasars, this stimulating survey of the main branches of science will entertain, educate and inspire lay readers with a broad scientific understanding of our fascinating universe
Selected readings in chemical kinetics by Margaret H Back( Book )

7 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected Readings in Chemical Kinetics covers excerpts from 12 papers in the field of general and gas-phase kinetics. The book discusses papers on the laws of connexion between the conditions of a chemical change and its amount; on the reaction velocity of the inversion of the cane sugar by acids; and the calculation in absolute measure of velocity constants and equilibrium constants in gaseous systems. The text then tackles papers on simple gas reactions; on the absolute rate of reactions in condensed phases; on the radiation theory of chemical action; and on the theory of unimolecular reacti
Introduction to the chemistry of enzymes by Keith J Laidler( Book )

14 editions published between 1954 and 1972 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Energy and the unexpected by Keith J Laidler( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and Japanese and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written for the general reader with an interest in science, the development and interrelationship of the concepts of energy, chance and chaos are set in their historical context, and illuminated by accounts of the key scientists involved and of their investigations."--Jacket
The chemical kinetics of excited states by Keith J Laidler( Book )

15 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physical chemistry with biological applications by Keith J Laidler( Book )

15 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and sensibility : the elegant logic of the universe by Keith J Laidler( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores how new ideas about science and related areas has impacted how people view different types of information, explains the methods used by scientists to gather new information, and reviews major contributions to various fields of science
Frontiers of chemistry : plenary and keynote lectures presented at the 28th IUPAC Congress, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 16-22 August 1981 by Keith J Laidler( Book )

16 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and German and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

REFERENCES; CHAPTER 10. BIOTECHNOLOGY - TRENDS IN THE ' 80s; INTRODUCTION; DEFINITION OF BIOTECHNOLOGY; TRADITIONAL FERMENTATION PROCESSES; GENETICS OF INDUSTRIAL STRAINS; ENZYMES AND WHOLE CELLS AS CATALYSTS; BASE CHEMICALS AND SOLVENTS; ENERGY FROM RENEWABLE RESOURCES; REFERENCES; SECTION IV: COMPUTERS IN CHEMISTRY; CHAPTER 11. MOLECULAR STRUCTURES AND REACTION MECHANISMS AS STUDIED BYTHE AB INITIO ENERGY GRADIENT METHOD; INTRODUCTION; ENERGY GRADIENT; APPLICATION OF ENERGY GRADIENT; VIBRATIONAL SPECTRA AND NORMAL COORDINATES
Reaction kinetics by Keith J Laidler( Book )

27 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reaction Kinetics, Volume II: Reactions in Solution deals with the kinetics of reactions in solution and discusses the basic principles and theories of kinetics, including a brief description of homogeneous gas reactions. This book is divided into two chapters. The first chapter focuses on the general principles of reactions in solution that includes reactions between ions and involving dipoles; influence of pressure on rates in solution; substituent effects; and homogeneous catalysis in solution. Chapter 2 primarily deals with general features of reactions in solution, emphasizing the relatio
Principles of chemistry by Keith J Laidler( Book )

6 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reaction kinetics by Keith J Laidler( )

29 editions published between 1963 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chemical elements by Keith J Laidler( Book )

6 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theory of rate processes; the kinetics of chemical reactions, viscosity, diffusion and electrochemical phenomena by Samuel Glasstone( Book )

25 editions published between 1941 and 1990 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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To light such a candle : chapters in the history of science and technology
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Chemical kineticsThe world of physical chemistryPhysical chemistryThe harmonious universe : the beauty and unity of scientific understandingEnergy and the unexpectedScience and sensibility : the elegant logic of the universe
Alternative Names
Keith J. Laidler British chemist

Keith J. Laidler químico británico

Keith James Laidler

Laidler K. J.

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Laidler, K. J. (Keith James), 1916-

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Laidler, Keith J. 1916-2003

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레이들러, 키스 J. 1916-2003

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レイドラ-, キ-ス J. 1916-2003

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