Principles of Physical Chemistry

Principles of Physical Chemistry

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For two- or three-term Physical Chemistry courses for chemists and engineers. This lucidly written text with 1500 exercises, problems and examples is designed to bring students to a functional level of literacy in the use, practice, appreciation and execution of physical chemistry principles and methods. The text presents all the theories and equations necessary, and teaches students how to think, how to use principles to properly treat a wide variety of systems, and how to obtain the equations to quantify various phenomena.show more

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  • Hardback | 1256 pages
  • 212.6 x 262.1 x 46.5mm | 2,435.82g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 013027805X
  • 9780130278050

About Lionel M. Raff

LIONEL M. RAFF is Regents Professor of Chemistry at Oklahoma State University. He did his undergraduate studies at the University of Oklahoma, majoring in chemistry, physics and mathematics, and his graduate studies at the University of Oklahoma and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne, working with Professor Aron Kuppermann on electron impact spectroscopy. Professor Raff completed postdoctoral studies at the University of Illinois and at Columbia University as an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow with Professor Martin Karplus studying theoretical methods for the investigation of reaction dynamics. He then joined the chemistry faculty at Oklahoma State University. Professor Raff is the author of 165 scientific papers and three book chapters primarily in the area of theoretical studies of reaction dynamics in addition to the text and Instructor's Guide for Principles of Physical Chemistry. Dr. Raff was elected to Outstanding Educators in America in 1975. In addition to four teaching awards from Oklahoma State University, he received the Oklahoma Medal for Excellence in College/University teaching from the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence in 1993. Professor Raff and his wife Murna have two children, Debra and Aaron.show more

Table of contents

I. CLASSICAL THERMODYNAMICS. 1. Properties of Gases. 2. The First Law of Thermodynamics. 3. Thermochemistry. 4. The Second Law of Thermodynamics. 5. Chemical Equilibrium. 6. Phase Equilibrium. 7. The Thermodynamics of Solids. 8. Thermodynamics of Nonelectrolytic Solutions. 9. Thermodynamics of Electrolytic Solutions. II. QUANTUM MECHANICS AND BONDING. 10. The Mathematics of Chance. 11. Introduction to Quantum Mechanics. 12. Translational, Rotational and Vibrational Energies of Molecular Systems. 13. The Electronic Structure of Atoms. 14. Molecular Structure and Bonding. III. SPECTROSCOPY. 15. Rotational, Vibrational, and Electronic Spectra. 16. Magnetic and Diffraction Spectroscopy. IV. STATISTICAL MECHANICS. 17. Molecular Energy Distributions-Kinetic Theory of Gases. 18. Statistical Thermodynamics. V. KINETICS AND DYNAMICS. 19. Phenomenological Kinetics. 20. Theoretical Kinetics and Reaction Dynamics. Epilogue. Bibliography. Appendices. Index.show more

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