Broad in scope, this book describes the general theory and practice of using the Electron Capture Detector (ECD) to study reactions of thermal electrons with molecules. It reviews electron affinities and thermodynamic and kinetic parameters of atoms, small molecules, and large organic molecules obtained by using various methods. Summarizes other methods for studying reactions of thermal electrons with molecules Discusses applications in analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, and biochemistry Provides a data table of electron affinities
E. C. M. CHEN is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Natural and Applied Sciences at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. E. S. CHEN is formerly of the Center for Research on Parallel Computation at Rice University in Houston, Texas.