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Overview

Evolved from McQuarrie and Simon's best-selling textbook, Physical Chemistry: A Molecular Approach, this text follows a similar path by first covering the principles of quantum mechanics before engaging those ideas in the subsequent development of thermodynamics. Although many of the chapters in Molecular Thermodynamics are similar to chapters in the physical chemistry text, new material has been added throughout along with three entirely new chapters. The text includes five short "MathChapters," each with a special set of problems that will help students review and summarize the mathematical tools required to master the material. Worked examples and chapter-ending problems with solutions are also included throughout the book.
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Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Covers the principles of quantum mechanics and engages those principles in the development of thermodynamics. Coverage includes the properties of gases, the First Law of Thermodynamics, a molecular interpretation of the principal thermodynamic state functions, solutions, non equilibrium thermodynamics, and electrochemistry. Features 10-12 worked examples and some 60 problems for each chapter. A separate Solutions Manual is forthcoming in April 1999. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Science & Technology
The authors stress a molecular view of thermodynamics, beginning with a chapter summarizing some important results from quantum mechanics that lead naturally into important thermodynamic principles such as the Boltzmann factor, partition functions, and the three laws of thermodynamics. The book goes on to consider phase equilibria, solutions, chemical equilibrium, and electrochemical cells. One area unique to this work compared to other physical chemistry books is the treatment of nonequilibrium (irreversible) thermodynamics. An extremely large number of worked examples and end-of-chapter problems supplement this excellent book.
The Chemical Educator
The writing is exceptionally clear, and explanations are lucid and sound.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781891389054
  • Publisher: University Science Books
  • Publication date: 1/28/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 672
  • Sales rank: 579,320
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 1.40 (d)

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