This text presents physical chemistry as a coherent whole, rather than a set of disjointed topics, and shows how the subject relates to the rest of chemistry and physics. It emphasizes physical models as well as mathematical techniques, along with both rigorous and approximate (order-of-magnitude) problem-solving. Designed to progress beyond a numerical answer, problems expose the physical significance of the situation and teach students how to pose a problem in the first place. In addition, modern molecular concepts, currently unanswered problems in research, experimental techniques, and new directions in the field are introduced wherever appropriate. An orderly progression of thermodynamics carefully builds students' knowledge without covering too much too early on. Chemical reaction thermodynamics is covered in Chapter 7, after the culmination of thermodynamics, with advanced material in Chapter 10.
- Hardback | 1146 pages
- 208.28 x 261.62 x 60.96mm | 2,381.35g
- 25 Apr 1995
- Pearson Education Limited
- Harlow, United Kingdom
Table of contents
1. Equations of State, Thermodynamic Variables, and Gas Behavior. 2. Energy, Work, and Heat. 3. Spontaneity, Equilibrium, and Entropy. 4. Heat Capacities, Absolute Zero, and the Third Law. 5. Stability, Free Energy, and Thermondynamic Potentials. 6. Phase Equilibria, Mixtures, and Solutions. 7. Chemical Reactions and Chemical Equilibria. 8. Thermodynamics of Surfaces and Interfaces. 9. Gravitational, Magnetic, and Electric Fields. 10. Ionic Solutions and Electrochemistry. 11. The Need for Quantum Mechanics. 12. Quantum Mechanical Model Systems. 13. The Structure of Atoms. 14. The Origins of Chemical Bonding. 15. Electric and Magnetic Properties of Molecules. 16. The Solid State. 17. The Liquid State. 18. Molecules and Radiation. 19. Molecular Spectroscopy of Small Free Molecules. 20. Molecular Spectroscopy of Large Molecules. 21. Spectroscopy in Magnetic and Electric Fields. 22. The Dynamic Nature of Equilibrium. 23. The Molecular Basis of Equilibrium. 24. The Kinetic Theory of Gases. 25. Nonequilibrium Dynamics. 26. The Phenomenology of Chemical Reaction Rates. 27. Elementary Processes and Rate Theories. 28. Chemical Reaction Dynamics. Appendix 1: Units, Dimensions, Constants. Index.