Molecular processes in nature affect human health, the availability of resources and the Earth’s climate. Molecular modelling is a powerful and versatile toolbox that complements experimental data and provides insights where direct observation is not currently possible.
Molecular Modeling of Geochemical Reactions: An Introduction applies computational chemistry to geochemical problems. Chapters focus on geochemical applications in aqueous, petroleum, organic, environmental, bio- and isotope geochemistry, covering the fundamental theory, practical guidance on applying techniques, and extensive literature reviews in numerous geochemical sub-disciplines.
Topics covered include:
•Theory and Methods of Computational Chemistry
•Force Field Application and Development
This book will be of interest to graduate students and researchers looking to understand geochemical processes on a molecular level. Novice practitioners of molecular modelling, experienced computational chemists, and experimentalists seeking to understand this field will all find information and knowledge of use in their research.
Keywords: Geochemistry; Environmental chemistry; Molecular modeling; Computational chemistry; Thermodynamics; Spectroscopy; Kinetics; Isotope geochemistry; Petroleum geochemistry; Aqueous geochemistry, Computational Chemistry & Molecular Modeling, Geochemistry & Mineralogy, Computational Chemistry & Molecular Modeling, Geochemistry & Mineralogy