Elements of Physical Chemistry

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Macmillan, Jan 9, 2009 - Science - 578 pages
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With its emphasis on physical principles, careful exposition of essential mathematics, and helpful pedagogy, Elements of Physical Chemistry is the ideal text for the one-semester physical chemistry course. The new edition offers even more student and instructor support, now in a beautiful full-color presentation.

 

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Contents

lntroduction
1
The properties of gases
15
The kinetic model of gases
23
Real gases
29
Chapter 11
32
the first law
41
applications of the First Law
63
Chemical change
71
Chapter 12
268
Quantum theory
270
atomic structure
295
The spectra of complex atoms
314
the chemical bond
322
Molecular orbitals
330
Computational chemistry
345
Molecular interactions
351

the Second Law
83
Chapter 5
88
pure substances
105
85
122
The properties of mixtures
123
93
134
97
140
the principles
153
The response of equilibria to the conditions
162
equilibria in solution
172
Salts in water
180
Solubility equilibria
187
electrochemistry
193
Chapter 10
216
the rates of reactions
219
Reaction rates
222
The temperature dependence of reaction rates
232
accounting for the rate laws
244
Reactions in solution
254
Chain reactions
262
Chapter 16
366
macromolecules and aggregates
368
Mesophases and disperse systems
379
Metallic ionic and covalent solids
391
Solid surfaces
419
molecular rotations and vibrations
447
Crystal structure 403 19 2 The populations of rotational states
451
CHECKLlST OF KEY lDEAS
467
electronic transitions and photochemistry
472
Processes at electrodes 437
476
Photoelectron spectroscopy
486
magnetic resonance
499
The information in EPR spectra
517
Statistical thermodynamics
524
Quantities and units
541
Concepts of physics
549
Data section
558
Index
567
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P. W. Atkins is a fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford, and Professor of Physical Chemistry. His works include The Periodic Kingdom, Atoms, Electrons, and Change as well as the best-selling textbook Physical Chemistry.

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