Chemical Calculations: Mathematics for Chemistry / Edition 2

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Many undergraduate students enter into chemistry courses from a wide range of backgrounds, often possessing various levels of experience with the mathematical concepts necessary for carrying out practical calculations in chemistry. Chemical Calculations: Mathematics for Chemistry, Second Edition provides a unified, student-friendly reference of mathematical concepts and techniques incorporated into the context of familiar chemical topics.

Uniquely organized by chemical—rather than mathematical—topics, this book relates each mathematical technique to the chemical concepts where it applies. The new edition features additional, revised, and updated material in every chapter. It achieves greater clarity with newly improved organization of topics and cross-referencing where mathematical techniques occur more than once. The text also contains numerous worked examples along with end-of-chapter exercises and detailed solution—giving students the opportunity to apply previously introduced techniques to chemically related problems.

An ideal course companion for chemistry courses throughout the length of a degree, the second edition of Chemical Calculations: Mathematics for Chemistry may also extend its utility as a concise and practical reference for professionals in a wide array of scientific disciplines involving chemistry.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849391644
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/15/2007
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Positive and Negative Numbers
Precedence in Equations
Rearranging Equations
Standard Form
Dealing With Uncertainty in Experimental Techniques
Displaying Uncertainties in the Measurement of Absorbance
Measurement in Chemistry
Stoichiometric Calculations
Uncertainty in Measurement
Fractions and Indices in the Equilibrium Constant
Bond Enthalpies
The Born–Haber Cycle
Heat Capacity
Clapeyron Equation
Clausius–Clapeyron Equation
The Ideal Gas Equation
The Van der Waals Equation
Equilibrium Constants
Solution Chemistry
Multiplication in the Calculation of Activity
Raoult’s Law
The Debye–Hückel Equation
Ostwald’s Dilution Law
Partial Molar Volumes
Using a Rate Equation
Rates of Change
Zero-Order Reactions
First-Order Reactions
Second-Order Reactions
The Arrhenius Equation
The Steady-State Approximation
Structural Chemistry
Packing Fractions of Atoms in Metals
Arrangement of Atoms in Crystals
Bragg’s Law
The Unit Cell
X-ray Diffraction
Symmetry Operators
Quantum Mechanics
Energy-Level Transitions and Appropriate Precision
The Photon
Forces Between Atoms
Particle in a Box
The Free Particle
The Hydrogen Atom Wave Function
The Helium Atom
Calculation of Dipole Moments
Dipole and Quadrupole Moments
Electromagnetic Radiation
The Beer–Lambert Law
Rotational Spectroscopy
Vibrational Spectroscopy
Rotation–Vibration Spectroscopy
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Fourier Transform Spectroscopy
Statistical mechanics
Molecular Energy Distributions
The Boltzmann Equation
The Partition Function
Appendix A: Units
Appendix B: Physical Constants
Answers to Exercises
Answers to Problems
Chemical Index
Mathematical Index
*Each chapter contains Exercises and Problems, with Answers available at the end of the book

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