Physical Chemistry 2nd Edition

995.00

  • Author: Stephen Berry R ,Stuart A Rice , John Ross
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN-13: 9780195687040
  • Pages: 1080
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Year of Pub / Reprint Year: 2007
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About The Book
Physical Chemistry is a textbook for courses at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It develops the fundamentals of physical chemistry in a logical sequence from the simple to the more complex, from atomic and molecular structures to properties of condensed matter, moving to statistical and thermodynamic properties of systems in equilibrium, and then to transport phenomena and chemical reaction processes. The conceptual structure of physical chemistry is emphasized throughout this discussion.

The three major areas of physical chemistry – molecular structure, equilibrium properties of systems, and kinetics of transformations of systems – mainly their theoretical foundations, quantum mechanics, and chemical kinetics and kinetic theory are presented in lucid and student friendly manner. The author’s approach aims towards depth of understanding of fundamentals more than toward breadth of recognition of the multitude of activities that go on under the name of physical chemistry. The authors’ intention is to keep the reader’s mind on the science while developing the required mathematical applications. Appendices further develop the details of mathematical tools as they are needed.

Designed to provide a clear and incisive treatment of fundamental principles at a level accessible to all students, the key features of this comprehensive text include :

Correctness and depth of sophistication of conceptual arguments are the most important features of the book.

Presents the basic concepts and their ramifications in ways that establish the realms of their validity and logic that leads to them.

Thoroughness of the presentation of concepts is not matched in any other physical chemistry text.

 Table Of Contents
Preface
PART I: THE STRUCTURE OF MATTER
1. The Microscopic World: Atoms and Molecules
2. Origins of the Quantum Theory of Matter
3. Matter Waves in Simple Systems
4. Particles in Varying Potential Fields; Transitions
5. The Structure of Atoms
6. The Chemical Bond in the Simplest Molecules: H2+ and H2
7. More About Diatomic Molecules
8. Triatomic Molecules
9. Larger Polyatomic Molecules
10. Intermolecular Forces
11. The Structure of Solids

PART II: MATTER IN EQUILIBRIUM: STATISTICAL MECHANICS AND THERMODYNAMICS
12. The Perfect Gas at Equilibrium and the Concept of Temperature
13. The First Law of Thermodynamics
14. Thermochemistry and Its Applications
15. The Concept of Entropy: Relationship to the Energy-Level Spectrum of a System
16. The Second Law of Thermodynamics: The Macroscopic Concept of Entropy
17. Some Applications of the Second Law of Thermodynamics
18. The Third Law of Thermodynamics
19. The Nature of the Equilibrium State
20. An Extension of Thermodynamics to the Description of Nonequilibrium Processes
21. The Properties of Pure Gases and Gas Mixtures
22. Thermodynamic Properties of Solids
23. Thermodynamic Properties of Liquids
24. Phase Equilibria in One-Component Systems
25. Solutions of Nonelectrolytes
26. Equilibrium Properties of Solutions of Electrolytes

PART III: PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL KINETICS
27. Molecular Motion and Collisions
28. The Kinetic Theory of Gases
29. The Kinetic Theory of Dense Phases
30. Chemical Kinetics
31. Some Advanced Topics in Chemical Kinetics
Appendices
Index.