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Physical Chemistry / Edition 7

Physical Chemistry / Edition 7

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    ISBN-13: 2900716735396
    Publisher: Freeman, W. H. & Company
    Publication date: 12/28/2001
    Edition description: Seventh Edition
    Pages: 1072
    Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

    Table of Contents


    Part 1 Equilibrium

    1 The properties of gases
    2 The First Law
    3 The Second Law
    4 Physical transformations of pure substances
    5 Simple mixtures
    6 Chemical equilibrium

    Part 2 Structure

    7 Quantum theory: introduction and principles
    8 Quantum theory: techniques and applications
    9 Atomic structure and atomic spectra
    10 Molecular structure
    11 Molecular symmetry
    12 Molecular spectroscopy 1: rotational and vibrational spectra
    13 Molecular spectroscopy 2: electronic transitions
    14 Molecular spectroscopy 3: magnetic resonance
    15 Statistical thermodynamics 1: the concepts
    16 Statistical thermodynamics 2: applications
    17 Molecular interactions
    18 Materials 1: soft matter
    19 Materials 2: solids

    Part 3 Change

    20 Molecules in motion
    21 The rates of chemical reactions
    22 Reaction dynamics
    23 Catalysis

    Resource section

    Road maps


    Character tables

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    Physical Chemistry 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
    brineydeep4 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
    This is a valuable resource that covers a wide range of topics in physical chemistry. The book is divided into three major sections that cover statistical mechanics, quantum mechanics, and kinetics. The text is easy to follow and provides a firm foundation on which to build understanding of this discipline.
    reading_fox on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
    Really very heavy going. Physical Chemistry is never going to be an easy read, but this book doesn't help make sense of much. Confusing, tables and examples. You can Never find the information you are looking for.
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    I used this book as an undergraduate when I studied physical chemistry; while the book provides fairly detailed descriptions of physical principles associated with physical chemistry, it is seriously lacking in the derivation department. Most derivations in the book skip a large number of steps (most likely for brevity's sake); while some derivations are fairly intuitive and 'easy to work thru' the majority require some thought and the abscence of what I considered some essential steps made many hard to follow and in some cases downright incomprehensible. I do not reccomend this book to a biology or chemistry student not well versed in the mathematical arena; unfortunately I don't currently know of an alternative book in this area... for biophysical chemistry, use the three volume set of Cantor and Schimmel as it is the 'bible' of biophysical chemistry; or for an excellent physical organic textbook look to Gould's 'Mechanism and Structure in Organic Chemistry' (ca. 1960).