Basic Physical Chemistry for the Atmospheric Sciences

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Cambridge University Press, Sep 4, 2000 - Science - 209 pages
Newly revised and updated, Basic Physical Chemistry for the Atmospheric Sciences provides a clear, concise grounding in the basic chemical principles required for modern studies of atmospheres, oceans, and earth and planetary systems. Undergraduate and graduate students with little formal training in chemistry can work through the chapters and the numerous exercises within this book before accessing the standard texts in the atmospheric chemistry, geochemistry, and the environmental sciences. The book covers the fundamental concepts of chemical equilibria, chemical thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, solution chemistry, acid and base chemistry, oxidation-reduction reactions, and photochemistry. In a companion volume entitled Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry (2000, Cambridge University Press) Peter Hobbs provides an introduction to atmospheric chemistry itself, including its applications to air pollution, acid rain, the ozone hole, and climate change. Together these two books provide an ideal introduction to atmospheric chemistry for a variety of disciplines.
 

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Contents

Chemical thermodynamics
17
Chemical kinetics
43
Solution chemistry and aqueous equilibria
68
Acids and bases
83
Oxidationreduction reactions
104
and halfcell potentials
116
Photochemistry
137
International system of units SI
159
Some molar standard Gibbs free energies
169
Index
187
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