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Principles and applications of photochemistry.


Principles and applications of photochemistry.

Wardle, Brian.

John Wiley & Sons


250 pages




Drawing mostly on his lectures to students of the physical sciences in their second or third undergraduate year, Wardle (Manchester Metropolitan U.) introduces the principles and applications of the branch of chemistry that deals with the interaction between matter and photons of visible or ultraviolet light, and the subsequent physical and chemical processes that occur from the electronically excited state formed by photon adsorption. He introduces the basic concepts of light and matter to begin, then explains light adsorption and electronically-excited states, the physical deactivation of excited states, radiative processes of excited states, intramolecular radiationless transitions of excited states, intermolecular physical processes of excited states, some aspects of the chemical properties of excited states, the photochemistry of alkenes and carbonyl compounds, some aspects of photochemical reaction mechanisms, semiconductor photochemistry, and an introduction to supramolecular photochemistry.

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