Physical Chemistry – Peter Atkins, Julio de Paula – 7th Edition


With its modern emphasis on the molecular view of , its wealth of contemporary applications (in the new “Impact on” features), vivid full-color presentation, and dynamic new media tools, the thoroughly revised new edition is again the most modern, most effective full-length textbook available for the physical classroom.

This provides the reader with the subject of as characterized by three main approaches: the discussion of bulk in terms of , the use of spectroscopy to explore the behaviour of individual atoms and molecules, and the of the rates and mechanisms of change.

Table of Content


Part 1 Equilibrium
1 The properties of gases
2 The First Law
3 The Second Law
4 Physical transformations of pure substances
5 Simple mixtures
6 Chemical equilibrium

Part 2 Structure
7 Quantum theory: introduction and principles
8 Quantum theory: techniques and applications
9 Atomic structure and atomic spectra
10 Molecular structure
11 Molecular symmetry
12 Molecular spectroscopy 1: rotational and vibrational spectra
13 Molecular spectroscopy 2: electronic transitions
14 Molecular spectroscopy 3: magnetic resonance
15 Statistical thermodynamics 1: the concepts
16 Statistical thermodynamics 2: applications
17 Molecular interactions
18 Materials 1: soft matter
19 Materials 2: solids

Part 3 Change
20 Molecules in motion
21 The rates of chemical reactions
22 Reaction dynamics
23 Catalysis

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