Front Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Author; Introduction; Chapter 1: Energy Basics; Chapter 2: Fossil Fuels; Chapter 3: Thermodynamics; Chapter 4: Polymers and Sustainable Energy; Chapter 5: Catalysis and Hydrogen Production; Chapter 6: Fuel Cells; Chapter 7: Solar Photovoltaics; Chapter 8: Biomass; Chapter 9: Nuclear Energy; Chapter 10: Closing Remarks; Appendix I: SI Units and Prefixes; Appendix II: Unit Conversions; Appendix III: Electricity: Units and Equations; Appendix IV: Fossil Fuel Units and Abbreviations; Appendix V: Important Constants; Appendix VI: Acronyms; Back Cover. Understanding the chemistry underlying sustainable energy is central to any long-term solution to meeting our future energy needs. Chemistry of Sustainable Energy presents chemistry through the lens of several sustainable energy options, demonstrating the breadth and depth of research being carried out to address issues of sustainability and the global energy demand. The author, an organic chemist, reinforces fundamental principles of chemistry as they relate to renewable or sustainable energy generation throughout the book. Written with a qualitative, structural bias, this su.