ISBN-10:
0716717492
ISBN-13:
9780716717492
Pub. Date:
06/01/1985
Publisher:
Freeman, W. H. & Company
Physical Chemistry / Edition 3

Physical Chemistry / Edition 3

by Peter William Atkins

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Overview

This book provides the reader with the subject of physical chemistry as characterized by three main approaches: the discussion of bulk properties in terms of thermodynamics, the use of spectroscopy to explore the behaviour of individual atoms and molecules, and the analysis of the rates and mechanisms of chemical change.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780716717492
Publisher: Freeman, W. H. & Company
Publication date: 06/01/1985
Edition description: 3rd ed
Pages: 528

Table of Contents

Fundamentals

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

Data

Character tables

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