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The Theory of Rate Processes

Naturevolume 149pages509510 (1942) | Download Citation



PHYSICAL chemistry started with van t' Hoff's discovery (1884) of the reaction isochore, which, fundamentally, stood on the same ground as the gas theory of Maxwell and Boltzmann. In the field of reaction rates the ideas of this period produced the mass action law of Guldberg and Waage and the exponential equation of Arrhenius.

The Theory of Rate Processes

The Kinetics of Chemical Reactions, Viscosity, Diffusion and Electrochemical Phenomena. By Samuel Glasstone, Keith J. Laidler and Henry Eyring. (International Chemical Series.) Pp. ix + 611. (New York and London: McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., 1941.) 42s.

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