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

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

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


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
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: transitions
14 Molecular spectroscopy 3: magnetic resonance
15 Statistical thermodynamics 1: the
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
22 Reaction dynamics
23 Catalysis

Title: Physical Chemistry
Author: Peter Atkins / Julio de Paula
Edition: 7th Edition
ISBN: 0716735393 | 9780716735397
Type: eBook
Language: English
Physical Chemistry

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