Chemistry Versus Physics: Chemical Reactions Near Critical Points

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World Scientific, 2010 - Science - 148 pages
Chemical reactions at high pressures are widely used in modern technology (supercritical extraction is an example). On the other hand, critical phenomena is the more advanced field in statistical mechanics. There are thousands of theoretical and experimental articles published by physicists, chemists, biologists, chemical engineers and material scientists, but, to our knowledge, there are no books which link these two phenomena together. This book sums up the results of 222 published articles, both theoretical and experimental, which will be of great benefit to students and all researchers working in this field. Sample Chapter(s). Chapter 1: Criticality and Chemistry (225 KB). Contents: Criticality and Chemistry; Effect of Criticality on Chemical Reaction; Effect of Chemistry on Critical Phenomena; Phase Separation in Reactive Systems; Comments on the Geometry of the Phase Diagram of a Reaction Mixture; Sound Propagation and Light Scattering in Chemically Reactive Systems. Readership: Physicists, chemists, biologists and material scientists, chemical engineers, advanced undergraduates and graduate students in science, university and college teachers.
 

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Contents

1 Criticality and Chemistry
1
2 Effect of Criticality on Chemical Reaction
15
3 Effect of Chemistry on Critical Phenomena
53
4 Phase Separation in Reactive Systems
67
5 Comments on the Geometry of the Phase Diagram of a Reaction Mixture
93
6 Sound Propagation and Light Scattering in Chemically Reactive Systems
111
7 Conclusions
125
Bibliography
127
Index
135
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