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Nuclear Chemistry Through Problems


Arnikar, H J , Professor Emeritus, Former Sr. Prof. of Chemistry, University of Poona, Pune.
Rajurkar, Nilima Shivadatta , Reader in Physical Chemistry, University of Poona, Ganeshkhind, Pune, Maharashtra
ISBN : 978-81-224-3816-1
Publication Year : 2016
Edition : 2nd
Reprint : 2018
Pages : 178
Price : $ 15.00
Binding : Paperback
      


About the Book:


In most of our universities, the course in advanced chemistry is open to students of two streams, one who had Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry (the MPC group) and the other with Life or Earth Science and Chemistry at the BSc. stage. A problem arises with the students of the latter stream who had no background in Mathematics beyond the High School stage. However, they cannot be denied admission to higher chemistry courses on this ground. All the same, these non-mathematics students start realising soon that they are missing some of the essentials of the subject available to the other fellow students (those of the MPC group).

Chemistry is a physical science involving measurements of precision in respect of the amounts of chemicals reacting and of the amounts of the products formed, how fast and how far a given reaction goes, the energy changes involved, and the quantitative effects due to variations in the relevant parameters. All these interrelated quantities are governed by precise laws expressed in the form of mathematical equations. One cannot be a true master of chemistry in any branch unless he is comfortably at home with the equations relevant to that branch, and can use them correctly for solving problems.

Nuclear Chemistry through Problems is written with the object of helping the student in solving numerical problems in the subject. It is meant to be a companion to the main textbook Essentials of Nuclear Chemistry-IV, Ed. (1995). It cannot be considered as a substitute to the later.

The background material given at the beginning of each chapter is necessary and sufficient for solving numerical problems. After some practice, it is hoped that the student will be able to solve the problems by himself, without looking into the solution provided by us; except for checking the final answer printed in bold type at the end of the solution. In this edition some problems are given for practice.

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About the Author:


Dr. (Mrs.) N S Rajurkar is Professor of Physical Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry and Former Head, Department of Environmental Science at Savitribai Phule Pune University. She is a fellow of Maharashtra Academy of Sciences and has been working in multidisciplinary areas such as diffusion in aqueous solutions, neutron activation analysis, environmental pollution, wastewater treatment, medicinal plant chemistry, synthesis of ayurvedic bhasma, radiopharmaceuticals, public health, etc. Through her career, she has guided more than 30 research students for their MPhil and PhD degree and has more than 220 research publications to her name. She acted as the Editor of International journal “Clean–Soil Air Water” of Wiley Blackwell and also as peer team member of NAAC. International Biographical Research Centre at Cambridge, UK has listed her among the “Leading Scientists in Nuclear Chemistry” in 2009. She was involved in preparing a series of video films on Radioactivity and a lecture series on Environmental Science for UGC countrywide classroom. She also acts as the Radiation Safety Officer at Pune University. She visited several countries for invited talks and conferences. She has been the vice president of Indian Association of Nuclear Chemists and Allied Scientists and a member of a number of other scientific societies.

Contents:


  • The Atomic Nucleus

  • Properties of Nucleons and Nuclei

  • Nuclear Models

  • Radioactivity

  • Nuclear Reactions

  • Nuclear Fission

  • Nuclear Reactors

  • Detection and Measurement of Activity

  • Isotopes for Nuclear Reactors

  • Applications of Radioactivity

  • Elements of Radiation Chemistry

  • A Roll Call of Elementary Particles

  • Appendix I

  • Appendix II
Audience:
Chemistry