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Physical Inorganic Chemistry: Reactions, Processes, and Applications



Physical Inorganic Chemistry: Reactions, Processes, and Applications

Andreja Bakac (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-22420-5 April 2010 616 Pages


This go-to text provides information and insight into physical inorganic chemistry essential to our understanding of chemical reactions on the molecular level. One of the only books in the field of inorganic physical chemistry with an emphasis on mechanisms, it features contributors at the forefront of research in their particular fields. This essential text discusses the latest developments in a number of topics currently among the most debated and researched in the world of chemistry, related to the future of solar energy, hydrogen energy, biorenewables, catalysis, environment, atmosphere, and human health.

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Preface ix

Contributors xi

1 Electron Transfer Reactions 1
Ophir Snir and Ira A. Weinstock

2 Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer in Hydrogen and Hydride Transfer Reactions 39
Shunichi Fukuzumi

3 Oxygen Atom Transfer 75
Mahdi M. Abu-Omar

4 Mechanisms of Oxygen Binding and Activation at Transition Metal Centers 109
Elena V. Rybak-Akimova

5 Activation of Molecular Hydrogen 189
Gregory J. Kubas and Dennis Michael Heinekey

6 Activation of Carbon Dioxide 247
Ferenc Joo

7 Chemistry of Bound Nitrogen Monoxide and Related Redox Species 281
Jose A. Olabe

8 Ligand Substitution Dynamics in Metal Complexes 339
Thomas W. Swaddle

9 Reactivity of Inorganic Radicals in Aqueous Solution 395
David M. Stanbury

10 Organometallic Radicals: Thermodynamics, Kinetics, and Reaction Mechanisms 429
Tamas Kegl, George C. Fortman, Manuel Temprado, and Carl D. Hoff

11 Metal-Mediated Carbon--Hydrogen Bond Activation 495
Thomas Brent Gunnoe

12 Solar Photochemistry with Transition Metal Compounds Anchored to Semiconductor Surfaces 551
Gerald J. Meyer

Index 589