Table of contents for Reactions : the private life of atoms / by Peter Atkins.


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Preface
A preliminary comment: water
The basic tools
1. Matter falling out (Precipitation)
2. Protons in transit (Neutralization)
3. Burning in Air (Combustion)
4. Back to basics (Reduction)
5. Electrons in transit (Redox)
6. Forcing change electrically (Electrolysis)
7. Electricity from chemistry (Electrochemistry)
8. The death of metal (Corrosion)
9. Civil partnerships (Lewis acid-base reactions)
10. Changing partners (Complex substitution)
11. Marriage broking (Catalysis)
12. Divorce and reconciliation (Radical recombination)
Assembling the workshop
13. Stringing along (Radical polymerization)
14. Snapping together (Condensation polymerization)
15. Sniffing out nuclei (Nucleophilic substitution)
16. Sniffing out electrons (Electrophilic substitution)
17. Proton accelerators (Acid catalysis)
18. Basic instincts (Base catalysis)
19. Adding up (Addition)
20. Taking away (Elimination)
21. Carbon Footprints (The Wittig reaction)
22. Networking opportunities (The Friedel-Crafts reaction)
23. Dark matter (photochromism)
24. Irritating atmospheres (photochemical smog)
25. Seeing the light (vision)
26. Green chemistry
Building by design
27. Food for thought (Enzyme control)
28. Grand designs (Synthesis)
A retrospective: bringing it all together
Glossary



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Chemical reactions.