Physical Chemistry

Physical Chemistry

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An in-depth exploration of the fundamentals of physical chemistry especially designed for a first course in the subject. "Physical Chemistry" presents basic thermodynamic and quantum concepts - for example reversibility, chemical potential, probability density, bases, superposition - in a methodical and accessible style. Statistical thermodynamics is approached in an accessible way - beginning with a discussion that requires only basic mathematics to demonstrate macroscopic thermodynamics so that thermodynamics can be covered independently of statistical thermodynamics. The most important derivations, such as Maxwell's relation and applications in thermodynamics, and the origins of the Schrodinger equations are covered in detail, and there are separate chapters covering the more advanced topics; dipole moments, intermolecular forces and the magnetic properties of materials. The worked examples (300) and exercises/problems (1,200) have been carefully co-ordinated with the text more

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  • Paperback | 950 pages
  • 202 x 234mm | 1,550g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • International edition
  • 0130423009
  • 9780130423009

Table of contents

Part 1 Introductory material: ideal and nonideal gases; molecular statistics. Part 2 Equilibrium dynamics: the first law of thermodynamics; thermochemistry; the second law of thermodynamics; theory of equilibrium and application to pure substances; phase equilibria in pure substances; general theory for systems of variable composition; solutions; chemical equilibrium; electrochemical equilibria; surface thermodynamics. Part 3 Quantum chemistry: waves and particles; the wave function and the postulates of quantum theory; rotational spectroscopy; vibrational spectroscopy; the hydrogen atom; synthesizing wave functions; atoms - electronic structure and spectra; diatomic molecules - bonding and electronic spectra; polyatomic molecules; magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Part 4 Chemical kinetics: the kinetic theory of gases; chemical kinetics in the gas phase; elementary processes in gas phase kinetics; kinetics in solutions; energy transfer and photochemistry; heterogeneous and electrochemical reactions. Part 5 Special topics: statistical thermodynamics; optical and electromagnetic properties of molecules; the solid state; intermolecular more