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Physical chemistry stands at the intersection of the power and generality of classical and quantum physics with the minute molecular complexity of chemistry and biology. Any molecular process that can be envisioned as a flow from a higher energy state to a lower state is subject to analysis by the methods of classical thermodynamics. Chemical thermodynamics tells us where a process is going. Chemical kinetics tells us how long it will take to get there.

  Evidence for and application of many of the most subtle and abstract principles of quantum mechanics are to be found in the physical interpretation of chemical phenomena. The vast expansion of spectroscopy from line spectra of atoms well known in the nineteenth century to the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of today’s diagnostic procedures is a result of our gradually enhanced understanding of the quantum mechanical interactions of energy with simple atomic or complex molecular systems.

  Mathematical methods developed in the domain of physical chemistry can be successfully applied to very different phenomena. In the study of seemingly unrelated phenomena, we are astonished to find that electrical potential across a capacitor, the rate of isomerization of cyclopentene, and the growth of marine larvae either as individuals or as populations have been successfully modeled by the same first-order differential equation.

  Many people in diverse fields use physical chemistry but do not have the opportunity to take a rigorous three-semester course or to master one of the several1000-page texts in this large and diverse field. Concise Physical Chemistry is intended to meet (a) the needs of professionals in fields other than physical chemistry who need to be able to master or review a limited portion of physical chemistry or (b) the need of instructors who require a manageable text for teaching a one-semester course in the essentials of the subject. The present text is not, however, a diluted form of physical chemistry. Topics are treated as brief, self-contained units, graded in difficulty from a reintroduction to some of the concepts of general chemistry in the first few chapters to research-level computer applications in the later chapters.

Donald W. Rogers

Description of the book

Book name: 
Concise Physical Chemistry book by Donald W.Rogers.

Author:
Donlad W. Rogers
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
The Brooklyn Center
Long Island University
Brooklyn, NY

Edition: Unkown
Year: 2011
No of Chapters: 21
No of Pages: 405
File format: pdf
File size: 2.4 MB

Contents

Chapter 1: Ideal Gas Laws
Chapter 2: Real Gases: Empirical Equations
Chapter 3: The Thermodynamics of Simple Systems
Chapter 4: Thermochemistry
Chapter 5: Entropy and the Second Law
Chapter 6: The Gibbs Free Energy
Chapter 7: Equilibrium
Chapter 8: A Statistical Approach to Thermodynamics
Chapter 9: The Phase Rule
Chapter 10: Chemical Kinetics
Chapter 11: Liquids and Solids
Chapter 12: Solution Chemistry
Chapter 13: Coulometry and Conductivity
Chapter 14: Electrochemical Cells
Chapter 15: Early Quantum Theory: A Summary
Chapter 16: Wave Mechanics of Simple Systems
Chapter 17: The Variational Method: Atoms
Chapter 18: Experimental Determination of Molecular Structure
Chapter 19: Classical Molecular Modeling
Chapter 20: Quantum Molecular Modeling
Chapter 21: Photochemistry and the Theory of Chemical Reactions                          

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