Keith J. Laidler

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1. INTRODUCTION We can readily understand that chemical reactions normally are preceded by collisions of atoms, ions, or molecules. However, the rate of such collisions in solids, liquids and gases is so great that all reactions would be very rapid were it only necessary for collisions to occur. " Chemical " reactions will not proceed more rapidly than(More)
Unlike a well-known scientific book with a title that begins with the same three words, the present article really is brief and really is a history — it actually gives a few dates. In the space available I can do no more than give a broad outline of the development of enzyme kinetics. To give a more detailed account a good deal of mathematics would be(More)
Catalysis is certainly the foundation of enzymology, and enzymolo-gy may well be the foundation of biochemistry; at least, enzym-ologists think so. In a commemoration of the centenary of Eduard Buchner's classic experiment it is interesting to speculate whether Buchner himself might have written about the origins of our ideas of catalysis if he had been(More)
Life within a gang includes two endemic features: violence and alcohol. Yet, to date, most researchers studying gang behavior have focused on violence and its relationship to illicit drugs, largely neglecting the importance of alcohol in gang life. Because alcohol is an integral and regular part of socializing within gang life, drinking works as a social(More)
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