Fox, Marye Anne Department of Chemistry, University of Texas, Austin, Texas.
Last reviewed:January 2020
- Electronic absorption
- Bimolecular excited-state interactions
- Energy transfer
- Photoinduced electron transfer
- Excited-state reaction surfaces
- Photochemical mechanisms
- Concerted photoreactions
- Nonhomogeneous environments
- Related Primary Literature
- Additional Reading
The study of chemical reactions of molecules in electronically excited states produced by the absorption of infrared (700–1000 nanometers), visible (400–700 nm), ultraviolet (200–400 nm), or vacuum ultraviolet (100–200 nm) light. Bond making and bond breaking as well as electron transfer and ionization are often observed in both organic and inorganic compounds as a consequence of such excitation. See also: Electromagnetic radiation
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