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General Chemistry Lessons: 12. Kinetic Theory
by Henry R. Kang

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English

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March 25, 2017

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The gas kinetic theory is presented, which can be used to interpret the bulk gas behavior in the microscopic level. The speeds of gas particles follow the Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution. The derivations and computations of several important speeds are given. The phenomena of gas diffusion and effusion are discussed.
General Chemistry Lessons: 11. Gases
by Henry R. Kang

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English

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March 25, 2017

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The properties of gases and the laws that govern the behavior of gases, such as the Boyle's, Charles', Gay-Lussac's, and Avogadro's laws, are discussed. These empirical laws are combined to give an ideal gas equation, which can be used to determine the density and molar mass of gases. The gas stoichiometry is discussed. The van der Waals equation is presented to deal with real gases.
Periodic Table: Chemistry
by Vijaykumar Pillai

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English

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Publication Date

March 25, 2017

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Preface<br /><br />Chemistry is an area of difficulty for many, and I have seen many people struggle before finally giving up. All of us feel that Chemistry involves mugging up elements and reciting them in order. But that is not what Chemistry is. Through this book, I hope to help people grasp an understanding of this beautiful subject and develop an interest towards it.<br /> <br />This book contains the periodic table and information on 118 elements. This makes it an easy reference. I have also included a brief history of the periodic table. This book can be used, not just by students, but teachers and anyone who wants to explore this subject.<br /><br />I hope this book helps you discover that hidden love for Chemistry!<br /><br /><br /><br />Vijaykumar Pillai<br />Author <br />
Polysaccharide Based Supercapacitors (SpringerBriefs in Molecular...
by , Stefan Spirk

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English

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55

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March 25, 2017

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This book provides an excellent introduction into polysaccharide-based supercapacitors. It includes fundamental knowledge on supercaps as well as an overview of currently available approaches reported in the literature. Written by an international team of leading academics, this brief is aimed at a variety of readers with an interest in polysaccharide science and its applications.
Thermal Physics and Thermal Analysis: From Macro to Micro, Highli...
by Springer

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English

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567

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May 07, 2017

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Features twenty-five chapter contributions from an international array of distinguished academics based in Asia, Eastern and Western Europe, Russia, and the USA. This multi-author contributed volume provides an up-to-date and authoritative overview of cutting-edge themes involving the thermal analysis, applied solid-state physics, micro- and nano-crystallinity of selected solids and their macro- and microscopic thermal properties. Distinctive chapters featured in the book include, among others, calorimetry time scales from days to microseconds, glass transition phenomena, kinetics of non-isothermal processes, thermal inertia and temperature gradients, thermodynamics of nanomaterials, self-organization, significance of temperature and entropy. Advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers working in the field of thermal analysis, thermophysical measurements and calorimetry will find this contributed volume invaluable. This is the third volume of the triptych volumes on thermal behaviour of materials; the previous two receiving thousand of downloads guaranteeing their worldwide impact.<div><br /></div>
Reaction Rate Theory and Rare Events
by Baron Peters

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English

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634

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March 23, 2017

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<p>Chemical reactions and rare events control the rates of many familiar and important processes. For example, chemical reaction rates and mechanisms are essential for understanding catalysis, biochemistry, electrochemistry, and the chemical processes that affect our environment. Aspects of crystallization, protein folding, nanotechnology, and materials science also involve rare events, but these processes have mechanisms that are often very different from the mechanisms of chemical reactions. Reaction rate theory and the theory of rare events were developed through separate efforts in chemistry and physics.</p> <p><i>Reaction Rate Theory and Rare Events Simulations</i> bridges the historical gap between these subjects because the increasingly multidisciplinary nature of scientific research often requires an understanding of both reaction rate theory and the theory of other rare events. The book discusses collision theory, transition state theory, RRKM theory, catalysis, diffusion limited kinetics, mean first passage times, Kramers theory, Grote-Hynes theory, transition path theory, non-adiabatic reactions, electron transfer, and topics from reaction network analysis. The book also discusses transition state search algorithms, tunneling corrections, transmission coefficients, microkinetic models, kinetic Monte Carlo, transition path sampling, and importance sampling methods. The unified treatment in this book explains why chemical reactions and other rare events, while having many common theoretical foundations, often require very different computational modeling strategies. <i>Reaction Rate Theory and Rare Events Simulations</i> is an essential reference for students, professors, and scientists who use reaction rate theory or the theory of rare events.</p><ul><li>Offers an integrated approach to all simulation theories and reaction network analysis, a unique approach not found elsewhere in the literature, enabling the right selection of modelling</li><li>Gives algorithms in pseudocode for using molecular simulation and computational chemistry methods in studies of rare events and reaction rates presenting a unique practical approach</li><li>Uses graphics and explicit examples to explain concepts enabling easy understanding of the principles involved for wide audience with less knowledge in maths</li><li>Includes problem sets developed and tested in a course range from pen-and-paper theoretical problems to computational exercises for potential use in graduate courses and also as a reference on computational methods for understanding activated processes</li></ul>
The Case Against Sugar
by Gary Taubes

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English

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385

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December 27, 2016

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<b>From the best-selling author of <i>Why We Get Fat, </i>a groundbreaking, eye-opening exposé that makes the convincing case that sugar is the tobacco of the new millennium: backed by powerful lobbies, entrenched in our lives, and making us very sick.</b> <br /><br />Among Americans, diabetes is more prevalent today than ever; obesity is at epidemic proportions; nearly 10% of children are thought to have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. And sugar is at the root of these, and other, critical society-wide, health-related problems. With his signature command of both science and straight talk, Gary Taubes delves into Americans' history with sugar: its uses as a preservative, as an additive in cigarettes, the contemporary overuse of high-fructose corn syrup. He explains what research has shown about our addiction to sweets. He clarifies the arguments against sugar, corrects misconceptions about the relationship between sugar and weight loss; and provides the perspective necessary to make informed decisions about sugar as individuals and as a society.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
Clusters - Contemporary Insight in Structure and Bonding
by Springer

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English

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379

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March 23, 2017

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<p>Chemical structure and bonding. The scope of the series spans the entire Periodic Table and addresses structure and bonding issues associated with all of the elements. It also focuses attention on new and developing areas of modern structural and theoretical chemistry such as nanostructures, molecular electronics, designed molecular solids, surfaces, metal clusters and supramolecular structures. Physical and spectroscopic techniques used to determine, examine and model structures fall within the purview of Structure and Bonding to the extent that the focus is on the scientific results obtained and not on specialist information concerning the techniques themselves. Issues associated with the development of bonding models and generalizations that illuminate the reactivity pathways and rates of chemical processes are also relevant. The individual volumes in the series are thematic. The goal of each volume is to give the reader, whether at a university or in industry, a comprehensive overview of an area where new insights are emerging that are of interest to a larger scientific audience.</p>
The Chemical History of a Candle: (Illustrated)
by Michael Faraday

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English

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March 19, 2017

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<b>Faraday's detailed examination of the candle, its composition, and the physical nature of its flames, is published here complete with the original illustrations and explanatory tables.</b> <br /><br /><br /> <br />Although involved in developing several of the cutting-edge advances in thermodynamics in the era, Michael Faraday recognized that the essential principles of physics underpinned earlier innovations. This book outlines the three essential ingredients for fire; a supply of oxygen, a supply of fuel, and heat. The fundamental design of the candle, with its slow-melting wax and wick, is detailed. <br /><br /><br /> <br />As well as being a great scientist in his own right, Faraday was recognized as a lecturer capable of explaining with clarity principles which his contemporaries struggled to present to the general population. It can be argued that Michael Faraday was among the first of the 'popular scientists' capable of presenting science in a manner interesting and stimulating: it is in this spirit that he published this book. <br /><br /><br /> <br />This edition of <i>The Chemical History of a Candle</i> contains more than forty original, essential illustrations and tables. Many of these demonstrate and clarify the points Faraday makes, thereby offering the reader a greater degree of comprehension above and beyond Faraday concise written explanations.
Thermodynamics of Natural Systems: Theory and Applications in Geo...
by Greg Anderson

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English

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422

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April 30, 2017

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Thermodynamics deals with energy levels and energy transfers between states of matter, and is therefore fundamental to all branches of science. This new edition provides an accessible introduction to the subject, specifically tailored to the interests of Earth and environmental science students. Beginning at an elementary level, the first four chapters explain all necessary concepts via a simple graphical approach. Throughout the rest of the book, the author emphasizes the importance of field observations and demonstrates that, despite being derived from idealized circumstances, thermodynamics is crucial to understanding ore formation, acid mine drainage, and other real-world geochemical and geophysical problems. Exercises now follow each chapter, with answers provided at the end of the book. An associated website includes extra chapters and password-protected answers to additional problems. This textbook is ideal for undergraduate and graduate students studying geochemistry and environmental science.

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