Introduction

  • Franco Antonio Gianturco
Part of the Lecture Notes in Chemistry book series (LNC, volume 11)

Abstract

The study of chemistry at a microscopic level, both from a theoretical and an ‘experimental’ viewpoint, is mainly the study of the numerous processes that before, during and after a chemical reaction (or in the absence of a chemical reaction) control either the transformation of one type of molecular energy into another type or its transfer into the ‘environment’. Within the domain of what is commonly known as physical chemistry these studies have a very long history indeed and the many theoretical models suggested through the years for each specific case outline the progress we have made in understanding the workings of chemistry at a physical level.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Franco Antonio Gianturco
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  1. 1.Institute of Physical ChemistryThe University of BariBariItaly
  2. 2.Quantum Chemistry Laboratory(L.C.Q.E.M), C.N.R.PisaItaly

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