Principles of Physical Chemistry provides an introduction to the basic physical chemistry required by students to understand the behaviour of single molecules and molecular assemblies. The authors explain the basic properties of matter, concentrating on applications in organic and bio-organic chemistry and biochemistry.
The text covers quantum mechanics early on, thereby allowing students to fully understand chemical bonds, and the relationship physical chemistry has with inorganic and organic chemistry. Reaction kinetics and thermodynamics are then introduced - ensuring a clear understanding of the properties of gases, liquids and solids. Principles of Physical Chemistry takes a non-classical approach emphasising the underlying models and ideas fundamental to modern physical chemistry.
Carefully structured, starting with atoms and then covering chemical bonds, molecules and the other increasingly complex representations of matter
Chapters are relatively self-contained enabling flexible use of this text
Many applications, particularly in the life and medical sciences
Problems included at the end of each chapter to encourage a fuller understanding of the subject
Discussions of new techniques such as single molecule spectroscopy and handling single macromolecules, electron and proton tunnelling, manipulating monolayers, self-assemblies, electron and proton pumping, light harvesting, oscillating chemical reactions and the origins of life
CONTENTS: Preface and Guided Tour; Wave-Particle Duality; Basic Features of Bonding; Schrodinger Equation and Variation Principle; Chemical Bonding and the Pauli Principle; The Periodic Table and SimpleMolecules; Bonding Described by Hybrid and Molecular Orbitals; Molecules with -Electron Systems; Absorption and Emission of Light; Nuclei: Particle and Wave Properties; Intermolecular Forces and Aggregates; Thermal Motion of Molecules; Energy Distribution in Molecular Assemblies; Internal Energy U, Heat q and Work w; Principle of Entropy Increase; Entropy S and Heat qrev; Criteria for Chemical Reactions; Chemical Equilibrium; Reactions in Aqueous Solution and in Biosystems; Chemical Reactions in Electrochemical Cells; Real Systems; Kinetics of Chemical Reactions; Organized Molecular Assemblies; Supramolecular Machines; Origin of Life; Glossary; Appendices; Further Reading; Index.
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Table of ContentsWave-Particle Duality.
Basic Features of Bonding.
Schrodinger Equation and Variation Principle.
Chemical Bonding and Pauli Principle.
The Periodic Table and Simple Molecules.
Bonding Described by Hybrid and Molecular Orbitals.
Molecules with π Electron Systems.
Absorption and Emission of Light.
Nuclei: Particle and Wave Properties.
Intermolecular Forces and Aggregates.
Thermal Motion of Molecules.
Energy Distribution in Molecular Assemblies.
Internal Energy U, Heat q and Work w.
Principle of Entropy Increase.
Entropy S, and Heat qrev.
Criteria for Chemical Reactions.
Reactions in Aqueous Solution and in Biosystems.
Chemical Reactions in Electrochemical Cells.
Kinetics of Chemical Reactions.
Organized Molecular Assemblies.
Origin of Life.