Water: A Matrix of Life

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Royal Society of Chemistry, 2000 - 225 páginas
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Water: A Matrix of Life is an updated Second Edition that addresses the latest issues on this vital substance. This book discusses current scientific knowledge of water, its remarkable properties, its influence on dissolved substances and its usually neglected but controlling role in the life sciences and ecology. With emphasis on developments over the last two decades, attention is drawn to important issues such as water quality, usage, economics and politics.
 

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Chapter
1
Chapter
4
Impact of the Physical Properties of Water on Terrestrial
7
Chapter
8
Chapter
12
Chapter
15
Chapter
16
Bulk Transport Properties
29
Aqueous Solutions of Polar Molecules
86
Hydration and Computer Simulation
99
Ionisation Reactions
112
Heat and Cold Inactivation
125
Oligo and Polysacharide Hydration
138
Unstable Water
152
Nucleation of Ice by Particulate Matter
159
Properties of Supersaturated Aqueous Solutions
167

Crystalline Water
32
Ice Dynamics
38
The Concept of Waterstructure Making and Breaking
47
Chapter 6
53
Hydrophobic Hydration Structure and Thermodynamics
60
Dynamic Manifestations of Hydrophobic Effects
66
Structural Approaches
74
Water Dynamics
80
Theory of Structural Relaxation by Cooperative Motions
173
Natural Freezing and Drought Resistance
179
Chapter 14
187
Supplementation of Water Resources by Climatic
193
Water Purity and Purification
202
Human Attitudes and Politics
209
Summary and Prognosis
214
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