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Physical Chemistry, Fourth Edition

Robert J. Silbey, Robert A. Alberty, and Moungi G. Bawendi, 2005, John Wiley & Sons, 944 pp., hardcover

Physical Chemistry, Fourth Edition

A leading book for 80 years, Physical Chemistry features clear explanations of the concepts and methods of physical chemistry for students who have had a year of calculus and a year of physics. The basic theory of chemistry is presented from the viewpoint of academic physical chemists, but the many practical applications of physical chemistry are integrated throughout the text. The problems in the text also reflect a skillful blend of theory and practical applications.

This text is ideally suited for a standard undergraduate physical chemistry course taken by chemistry, chemical engineering, and biochemistry majors in their junior or senior year.

Highlights of the Fourth Edition:

  • A total of 170 Mathematica problems
  • 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

Chapters
Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics and Equations of State | First Law of Thermodynamics | Second and Third Laws of Thermodynamics | Fundamental Equations of Thermodynamics | Chemical Equilibrium | Phase Equilibrium | Electrochemical Equilibrium | Thermodynamics of Biochemical Reactions | Quantum Theory | Atomic Structure | Molecular Electronic Structure | Symmetry | Rotational and Vibrational Spectroscopy | Electronic Spectroscopy of Molecules | Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy | Statistical Mechanics | Kinetic Theory of Gases | Experimental Kinetics and Gas Reactions | Chemical Dynamics and Photochemistry | Kinetics in the Liquid Phase | Macromolecules | Electric and Magnetic Properties of Molecules | Solid-State Chemistry | Surface Dynamics | Appendix A: Physical Quantities 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

This book is available in the Wolfram Research bookstore.


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