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Essentials of Physical Chemistry

1st Edition

Don Shillady
July 27, 2011

At a time when U.S. high school students are producing low scores in mathematics and science on international examinations, a thorough grounding in physical chemistry should not be considered optional for science undergraduates. Based on the author’s thirty years of teaching, Essentials of Physical...

Aromaticity and Metal Clusters

1st Edition

Pratim Kumar Chattaraj
October 15, 2010

Metal clusters, an intermediate state between molecules and the extended solid, show peculiar bonding and reactivity patterns. Their significance is critical to many areas, including air pollution, interstellar matter, clay minerals, photography, catalysis, quantum dots, and virus crystals. In...

Molecular Modeling Basics

1st Edition

Jan H. Jensen
April 26, 2010

Molecular modeling is becoming an increasingly important part of chemical research and education as computers become faster and programs become easier to use. The results, however, have not become easier to understand. Addressing the need for a "workshop-oriented" book, Molecular Modeling Basics...

Chemical Reactivity Theory: A Density Functional View

1st Edition

Pratim Kumar Chattaraj
February 23, 2009

In the 1970s, Density Functional Theory (DFT) was borrowed from physics and adapted to chemistry by a handful of visionaries. Now chemical DFT is a diverse and rapidly growing field, its progress fueled by numerous developing practical descriptors that make DFT as useful as it is vast. With 34...

Polymers: Chemistry and Physics of Modern Materials, Third Edition

3rd Edition

J.M.G. Cowie, Valeria Arrighi
July 27, 2007

Extensively revised and updated to keep abreast of recent advances, Polymers: Chemistry and Physics of Modern Materials, Third Edition continues to provide a broad-based, high-information text at an introductory, reader-friendly level that illustrates the multidisciplinary nature of polymer science...

Comprehensive Handbook of Chemical Bond Energies

1st Edition

Yu-Ran Luo
March 09, 2007

Understanding the energy it takes to build or break chemical bonds is essential for scientists and engineers in a wide range of innovative fields, including catalysis, nanomaterials, bioengineering, environmental chemistry, and space science. Reflecting the frequent additions and updates of bond...

Organic Photochemistry and Photophysics

1st Edition

V. Ramamurthy, Kirk S. Schanze
November 14, 2005

Featuring contributions from leading experts, Organic Photochemistry and Photophysics is a unique resource that addresses the organic photochemistry and photophysical behavior in aromatic molecules, thiocarbonyls, selected porphyrins, and metalloporphyrins.The book presents theories pertaining to...

Fundamentals of Molecular Symmetry

1st Edition

P.R. Bunker, P. Jensen
November 01, 2004

Winner of a 2005 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Book Award Molecular symmetry is an easily applied tool for understanding and predicting many of the properties of molecules. Traditionally, students are taught this subject using point groups derived from the equilibrium geometry of the molecule....

Physics and Applications of Dilute Nitrides

1st Edition

I. Buyanova, W. Chen
August 30, 2004

Since their development in the 1990s, it has been discovered that diluted nitrides have intriguing properties that are not only distinct from those of conventional semiconductor materials, but also are conducive to various applications in optoelectronics and photonics. The book examines these...

Lead Chalcogenides: Physics and Applications

1st Edition

D. Khokhlov
November 15, 2002

Lead Chalcogenides remain one of the basic materials of modern infrared optoelectronics. This volume presents the [roperties of lead chalcogenides, including the basic physical features, the bulk and epitaxial growth technique, and the 2-D physics of lead chalcogenide-based structures. In addition,...

Chemically Speaking: A Dictionary of Quotations

1st Edition

C.C. Gaither, Alma E Cavazos-Gaither
May 30, 2002

In these days of ever-increasing specialization, it is important to gain a broad appreciation of scientific disciplines such as chemistry. With this in mind, Chemically Speaking: A Dictionary of Quotations contains the words and wisdom of several hundred scientists, writers, philosophers, poets,...

Atomic and Molecular Clusters

1st Edition

Roy L. Johnston
April 25, 2002

Cluster physics is the foundation of the increasingly important field of nanotechnology. Clusters, ranging in size from a few to many millions of atoms, constitute a fascinating field of research in physics, chemistry and materials science. They are formed by most of the elements of the Periodic...