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Time-dependence in homogeneous catalysis. 2. The general actions of time-dependent ("mechanical") and energy-Dependent ("thermodynamic") catalysts

Chapter


Abstract


  • [extract] 6.1 INTRODUCTION

    In Chapter 1, we described two fundamental types of action that are observed in

    physical science. The first is created by the laws of thermodynamics, which describe,

    in essence, how changes in energy create actions or set processes in train. Because

    the field of thermodynamics today extends far beyond this most elementary description

    and to avoid any possible confusion, we have termed actions or processes of this

    type energy-dependent in character. An example of an energy-dependent action

    is that of a ball falling to Earth under the influence of gravity. The gravitational

    field is invisible and intangible. However, it induces movement. We can often only

    perceive energy gradients in the physical effect that they create.

UOW Authors


  •   Brimblecombe, Robin (external author)
  •   Chen, Jun
  •   Huang, Junhua (external author)
  •   Mueller-Westerhoff, Ulrich T. (external author)
  •   Swiegers, Gerhard

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Brimblecombe, R., Chen, J., Huang, J., Mueller-Westerhoff, U. T. & Swiegers, G. F. (2008). Time-dependence in homogeneous catalysis. 2. The general actions of time-dependent ("mechanical") and energy-Dependent ("thermodynamic") catalysts. In G. Swiegers (Eds.), Mechanical Catalysis: Methods of Enzymatic, Homogeneous, and Heterogeneous Catalysis (pp. 137-159). Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons Inc.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780470262023

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84889460895

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/aiimpapers/1565

Book Title


  • Mechanical Catalysis: Methods of Enzymatic, Homogeneous, and Heterogeneous Catalysis

Start Page


  • 137

End Page


  • 159

Place Of Publication


  • Hoboken, New Jersey

Abstract


  • [extract] 6.1 INTRODUCTION

    In Chapter 1, we described two fundamental types of action that are observed in

    physical science. The first is created by the laws of thermodynamics, which describe,

    in essence, how changes in energy create actions or set processes in train. Because

    the field of thermodynamics today extends far beyond this most elementary description

    and to avoid any possible confusion, we have termed actions or processes of this

    type energy-dependent in character. An example of an energy-dependent action

    is that of a ball falling to Earth under the influence of gravity. The gravitational

    field is invisible and intangible. However, it induces movement. We can often only

    perceive energy gradients in the physical effect that they create.

UOW Authors


  •   Brimblecombe, Robin (external author)
  •   Chen, Jun
  •   Huang, Junhua (external author)
  •   Mueller-Westerhoff, Ulrich T. (external author)
  •   Swiegers, Gerhard

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Brimblecombe, R., Chen, J., Huang, J., Mueller-Westerhoff, U. T. & Swiegers, G. F. (2008). Time-dependence in homogeneous catalysis. 2. The general actions of time-dependent ("mechanical") and energy-Dependent ("thermodynamic") catalysts. In G. Swiegers (Eds.), Mechanical Catalysis: Methods of Enzymatic, Homogeneous, and Heterogeneous Catalysis (pp. 137-159). Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons Inc.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780470262023

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84889460895

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/aiimpapers/1565

Book Title


  • Mechanical Catalysis: Methods of Enzymatic, Homogeneous, and Heterogeneous Catalysis

Start Page


  • 137

End Page


  • 159

Place Of Publication


  • Hoboken, New Jersey