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Basic Physical Chemistry: The Route To Understanding (Revised Edition)

Basic Physical Chemistry: The Route To Understanding (Revised Edition)

by E Brian SmithE Brian Smith
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This elegant book provides a student-friendly introduction to the subject of physical chemistry. It is by the author of the very successful Basic Chemical Thermodynamics and is written in the same well-received popular style. It is concise and more compact than standard textbooks on the subject and emphasises the two important topics underpinning the subject: quantum mechanics and the second law of thermodynamics. Both topics are challenging to students because they focus on uncertainty and probability. The book explains these fundamental concepts clearly and shows how they offer the key to understanding a wide range of chemical phenomena including atomic and molecular spectra, the structure and properties of solids, liquids and gases, chemical equilibrium and the rates of chemical reactions.This revised edition has enabled improvements and corrections to be made.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781783262939
Publisher: Imperial College Press
Publication date: 07/31/2013
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 332
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Background; Energy; The First Principle: Energy is Not Continuous; Electrons in Atoms; Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure; Atomic and Molecular Spectra; The Second Principle: The Higher, the Fewer; Chemical Equilibrium; The States of Matter; Mixtures and Solutions; Rates of Chemical Reactions.

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