Physical Chemistry 4/ED


  • Author: Robert A Alberty , Robert J Silbey
  • Publisher: Wiley India
  • ISBN-13: 9788126508778
  • Pages: 960
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Year of Pub / Reprint Year: 2006



Ever since Physical Chemistry was first published in 1913 (then titled Outlines of Theoretical Chemistry, by Frederick Getman), it has remained a highly effective and relevant learning tool thanks to the efforts of physical chemists from all over the world. Each new edition has benefited from their suggestions and expert advice. The result of this remarkable tradition is now in your hands.
Now revised and updated, this Fourth Edition of Physical Chemistry by Silbey, Alberty, and Bawendi continues to present exceptionally clear explanations of concepts and methods. The basic theory of chemistry is presented from the viewpoint of academic physical chemists, but detailed discussions of practical applications are integrated throughout. The problems in the book also skillfully blend theory and applications.

Highlights of the Fourth Edition:

A total of 170 computer problems appropriate for MATHEMATICATM, MATHCADTM, MATLABTM, or MAPLETM.
Increased emphasis on the thermodynamics and kinetics of biochemical reactions, including the denaturation of proteins and nucleic acids.
Expanded coverage of the uses of statistical mechanics, nuclear magnetic relaxation, nanoscience, and oscillating chemical reactions.
Many new tables and figures throughout the text.

Table of Contents:

Part I Thermodynamics
Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics and Equations of State
First Law of Thermodynamics
Second and Third Laws of Thermodynamics
Fundamental Equations of Thermodynamics
Chemical Equilibrium
Phase Equilibrium
Electrochemical Equilibrium
Thermodynamics of Biochemical Reactions
Part II Quantum Chemistry
Quantum Theory
Atomic Structure
Molecular Electronic Structure
Rotational and Vibrational Spectroscopy
Electronic Spectroscopy of Molecules
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Statistical Mechanics
Part III Kinetics
Kinetic Theory of Gases
Experimental Kinetics and Gas Reactions
Chemical Dynamics and Photo-chemistry
Kinetics in the Liquid Phase
Part IV Macroscopic And Microscopic Structures
Electric and Magnetic Properties of Molecules
Solid State Chemistry
Surface Dynamics
Appendix A: Physical Quantities and Units
Appendix B: Values of Physical Constants
Appendix C: Tables of Physical Chemical Data
Appendix D: Mathematical Relations
Appendix E: Greek Alphabet
Appendix F: Useful Information on the Web
Appendix G: Symbols for Physical Quantities and Their SI Units
Appendix H: Answers to the First Set of Problems