Physical Chemistry / Edition 44

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Overview

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.
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Editorial Reviews

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Makes concepts and methods of physical chemistry clear and interesting to students who have had a year of calculus and a year of physics. Material is given in sections on thermodynamics, quantum chemistry, kinetics, and macroscopic and microscopic structures. Learning features include chapter summaries, problems, and computer problems, with selected answers. Computer problems are new to this edition, and require software such as Mathematica or MAPLE. A related change is the use of Mathematica plots in some 50 figures. Mathematical review appendices have been expanded for this edition. Silbey teaches chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Alberty is professor emeritus at MIT. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471215042
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/28/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 44
  • Pages: 992
  • Sales rank: 835,919
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: THERMODYNAMICS.

1. Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics and Equations of State.

2. First Law of Thermodynamics.

3. Second and Third Laws of Thermodynamics.

4. Fundamental Equations of Thermodynamics.

5. Chemical Equilibrium.

6. Phase Equilibrium.

7. Electrochemical Equilibrium.

8. Thermodynamics of Biochemical Reactions.

PART TWO: QUANTUM CHEMISTRY.

9. Quantum Theory.

10. Atomic Structure.

11. Molecular Electronic Structure.

12. Symmetry.

13. Rotational and Vibrational Spectroscopy.

14. Electronic Spectroscopy of Molecules.

15. Magnetic Resonan ce Spectroscopy.

16. Statistical Mechanics.

PART THREE: KINETICS.<\b>

17. Kinetic Theory of Gases.

18. Experimental Kinetics and Gas Reactions.

19. Chemical Dynamics and Photochemisty.

20. Kinetics in the Liquid Phase.

PART FOUR: MACROSCOPIC AND MICROSCOPIC STRUCTURES.

21. Macromolecules.

22. Electric and Magnetic Properties of Molecules.

23. Solid State Chemistry.

24. Surface Dynamics.

Appendix A: Physical Quantuties 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.

Index.

 

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