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ERIC Number: EJ1062145
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
A Short Account of RRKM Theory of Unimolecular Reactions and of Marcus Theory of Electron Transfer in a Historical Perspective
Di Giacomo, Francesco
Journal of Chemical Education, v92 n3 p476-481 Mar 2015
The RRKM Theory of Unimolecular Reactions and Marcus Theory of Electron Transfer are here briefly discussed in a historical perspective. In the final section, after a general discussion on the educational usefulness of teaching chemistry in a historical framework, hints are given on how some characteristics of Marcus' work could be introduced in courses of physical chemistry or chemical kinetics to show how experiments drive the formulation of theories and, on the other hand, how the predictions of theories may suggest experiments and even predate their results.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A