Physical Chemistry – Gilbert William Castellan – 3rd Edition


is the quantitative study of the physical properties of matter, their transformations. The properties of macroscopic matter at equilibrium (such as the relationships among temperature, pressure, and volume in gases; heat capacity of solids; solubility of saturated ; melting and boiling temperatures; and behavior of electrolyte , to name a few) are historically among the earlier interests of .

In this third edition, core applications have been added along with more recent developments in the theories of reaction kinetics and mechanics, as well as in the experimental study of extremely rapid chemical reactions.

* Fully revised concise edition covering recent developments in the field
* Supports student with step by step explanation of fundamental principles, an appropriate level of math rigor, and pedagogical tools to aid comprehension
* Encourages readers to apply theory in practical situations

Table of Content

  1. Some Fundamental Chemical Concepts

  2. Empirical Properties of Gases

  3. Real Gases

  4. The Structure of Gases

  5. Some Properties of Liquids and Solids

  6. The Laws of Thermodynamics: Generalities and the Zerothe Law

  7. Energy and the First Law of Thermodynamics: Thermochemistry

  8. Introduction to the Second Law of Thermodynamics

  9. Properties of the Entropy and the Third Law of Thermodynamics

  10. Spontaneity and Equilibrium

  11. Systems of Variable Composition: Chemical Equilibrium

  12. Phase Equilibrium in Simple Systems: The Phase Rule

  13. Solutions: The ideal Solution and Colligative Properties

  14. Solutions: More Than One Volatile Component; The ideal Dilute Solution

  15. Equilibria Between Condensed Phases

  16. Equilibria in Nonideal Systems

  17. Equilibria in Electronchmical Cells

  18. Surface Phenomena

  19. The Structure of Matter

  20. Introduction to Quantum Mechanical Principles

  21. The Quantum Mechanics of Some Simple Systems

  22. The Hydrogen Atom

  23. The Covalent Bond

  24. Atomic Spectroscopy

  25. Molecular Spectroscopy

  26. Intermolecular Forces

  27. Structure of Solids

  28. Electronic Structure and Macroscopic Properties

  29. Structure and Thermodynamic Properties

  30. Transport Properties

  31. Electrical Conduction

  32. Chemical Kinetics: Empirical Laws and Mechanism

  33. Chemical Kinetics: Theoretical Aspects

  34. Chemical Kinetics: Heterogeneous Reactions, electrolysis, Photochemistry

  35. Polymers

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