Physical Chemistry

Thermodynamics, Structure, and Change

Author: Peter Atkins,Julio de Paula

Publisher: W. H. Freeman

ISBN: 9781429290197

Category: Science

Page: 1060

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Edition after edition, Atkins and de Paula's #1 bestseller remains the most contemporary, most effective full-length textbook for courses covering thermodynamics in the first semester and quantum mechanics in the second semester. Its molecular view of physical chemistry, contemporary applications, student friendly pedagogy, and strong problem-solving emphasis make it particularly well-suited for pre-meds, engineers, physics, and chemistry students. Now organized into briefer, more manageable topics, and featuring additional applications and mathematical guidance, the new edition helps students learn more effectively, while allowing instructors to teach the way they want. Available in Split Volumes For maximum flexibility in your physical chemistry course, this text is now offered as a traditional text or in two volumes: Volume 1: Thermodynamics and Kinetics: 1-4641-2451-5 Volume 2: Quantum Chemistry: 1-4641-2452-3

Physical Chemistry Thermodynamics-Structure and Change, 10th Ed, Atkins & Paula, 2014

Physical Chemistry Thermodynamics-Structure and Change

Author: Jessica Fiorillo-WH. Freeman and Company

Publisher: Bukupedia


Category: Science

Page: 1035

View: 1886


PREFACE This new edition is the product of a thorough revision of content and its presentation. Our goal is to make the book even more accessible to students and useful to instructors by enhancing its flexibility. We hope that both categories of user will perceive and enjoy the renewed vitality of the text and the presentation of this demanding but engaging subject. The text is still divided into three parts, but each chapter is now presented as a series of short and more readily mastered Topics. This new structure allows the instructor to tailor the text within the time constraints of the course as omissions will be easier to make, emphases satisfied more readily, and the trajectory through the subject modified more easily. For instance, it is now easier to approach the material either from a ‘quantum first’ or a ‘thermodynamics first’ perspective because it is no longer necessary to take a linear path through chapters. Instead, students and instructors can match the choice of Topics to their learning objectives. We have been very careful not to presuppose or impose a particular sequence, except where it is demanded by common sense. We open with a Foundations chapter, which reviews basic concepts of chemistry and physics used through the text. Part 1 now carries the title Thermodynamics. New to this edition is coverage of ternary phase diagrams, which are important in applications of physical chemistry to engineering and materials science. Part 2 (Structure) continues to cover quantum theory, atomic and molecular structure, spectroscopy, molecular assemblies, and statistical thermodynamics. Part 3 (Change) has lost a chapter dedicated to catalysis, but not the material. Enzyme-catalysed reactions are now in Chapter 20, and heterogeneous catalysis is now part of a new Chapter 22 focused on surface structure and processes. As always, we have paid special attention to helping students navigate and master this material. Each chapter opens with a brief summary of its Topics. Then each Topic begins with three questions: ‘Why do you need to know this material?’, ‘What is the key idea?’, and ‘What do you need to know already?’. The answers to the third question point to other Topics that we consider appropriate to have studied or at least to refer to as background to the current Topic. The Checklists at the end of each Topic are useful distillations of the most important concepts and equations that appear in the exposition. We continue to develop strategies to make mathematics, which is so central to the development of physical chemistry, accessible to students. In addition to associating Mathematical background sections with appropriate chapters, we give more help with the development of equations: we motivate them, justify them, and comment on the steps taken to derive them. We also added a new feature: The chemist’s toolkit, which offers quick and immediate help on a concept from mathematics or physics. This edition has more worked Examples, which require students to organize their thoughts about how to proceed with complex calculations, and more Brief illustrations, which show how to use an equation or deploy a concept in a straightforward way. Both have Self-tests to enable students to assess their grasp of the material. We have structured the end-of-chapter Discussion questions, Exercises, and Problems to match the grouping of the Topics, but have added Topicand Chapter-crossing Integrated activities to show that several Topics are often necessary to solve a single problem. The Resource section has been restructured and augmented by the addition of a list of integrals that are used (and referred to) throughout the text. We are, of course, alert to the development of electronic resources and have made a special effort in this edition to encourage the use of web-based tools, which are identified in the Using the book section that follows this preface. Important among these tools are Impact sections, which provide examples of how the material in the chapters is applied in such diverse areas as biochemistry, medicine, environmental science, and materials science. Overall, we have taken this opportunity to refresh the text thoroughly, making it even more flexible, helpful, and up to date. As ever, we hope that you will contact us with your suggestions for its continued improvement. PWA, Oxford JdeP, Portland

Quanta, Matter, and Change

A Molecular Approach to Physical Chemistry

Author: Peter Atkins,Julio de Paula,Ronald Friedman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199206066

Category: Science

Page: 782

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Quanta, Matter, and Change unravels a traditional course in physical chemistry and recasts it from this new molecular perspective. It provides the foundation for students to explore the subject from this new, intellectually engaging angle.Beginning with quantum theory, the book establishes the link with the macroscopic world by introducing statistical thermodynamics, before showing how thermodynamics is used to describe the bulkproperties of matter. Reformulating familiar concepts in new ways, the book also explores the latest practical tools, the most significant among them being computational chemistry.The attention to educational value has always been a hallmark of Peter Atkins' text, and nowhere more so than inQuanta, Matter, and Change. All aspects of the learning process are fully supported, including the understanding of terminology, notation, mathematical concepts, and the application of physical chemistry to other branches of science.

Atkins' Physical Chemistry

Author: Peter Atkins,Peter William Atkins,Julio de Paula

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019969740X

Category: Science

Page: 1008

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The exceptional quality of previous editions has been built upon to make the tenth edition of Atkins' Physical Chemistry even more closely suited to the needs of both students and lecturers. The text has been enhanced with additional learning features and maths support, and has been radically restructured into short focussed topics. An innovative use of pedagogy is combined with rigorous but accessible coverage of the subject to ensure Atkins' Physical Chemistry tenth edition remains the textbook of choice for studying physical chemistry. New to this edition : significant reorganization of the material within each chapter into discrete 'topics' makes the text more readable for students and more flexible for instructors ; expanded maths support includes new 'Chemist's toolkits' which provide students with succinct reminders of mathematical concepts and techniques ; three questions at the beginning of each topic engage and focus the attention of the reader : 'Why do you need to know this material ?', 'What is the key idea ?', and 'What do you need to know already ?' ; New checklists of key concepts at the end of each topic reinforce the main take-home messages in each section.

Biomolecular Thermodynamics

From Theory to Application

Author: Douglas Barrick

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 131536302X

Category: Medical

Page: 524

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"an impressive text that addresses a glaring gap in the teaching of physical chemistry, being specifically focused on biologically-relevant systems along with a practical focus.... the ample problems and tutorials throughout are much appreciated." –Tobin R. Sosnick, Professor and Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Chicago "Presents both the concepts and equations associated with statistical thermodynamics in a unique way that is at visual, intuitive, and rigorous. This approach will greatly benefit students at all levels." –Vijay S. Pande, Henry Dreyfus Professor of Chemistry, Stanford University "a masterful tour de force.... Barrick's rigor and scholarship come through in every chapter." –Rohit V. Pappu, Edwin H. Murty Professor of Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis This book provides a comprehensive, contemporary introduction to developing a quantitative understanding of how biological macromolecules behave using classical and statistical thermodynamics. The author focuses on practical skills needed to apply the underlying equations in real life examples. The text develops mechanistic models, showing how they connect to thermodynamic observables, presenting simulations of thermodynamic behavior, and analyzing experimental data. The reader is presented with plenty of exercises and problems to facilitate hands-on learning through mathematical simulation. Douglas E. Barrick is a professor in the Department of Biophysics at Johns Hopkins University. He earned his Ph.D. in biochemistry from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. in biophysics and structural biology from the University of Oregon.

Elements of Physical Chemistry

Author: Fellow of Lincoln College Peter Atkins,Julio De Paula,Professor and Chair Department of Chemistry Julio de Paula

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198796706


Page: 592

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The ideal course companion, Elements of Physical Chemistry is written specifically with the needs of undergraduate students in mind, and provides extensive mathematical and pedagogical support while remaining concise and accessible. For the seventh edition of this much-loved text, the material has been reorganized into short Topics, which are grouped into thematic Focuses to make the text more digestible for students, and more flexible for lecturers to teach from. At the beginning of each Topic, three questions are posed, emphasizing why it is important, what the key idea is, and what the student should already know. Throughout the text, equations are clearly labeled and annotated, and detailed 'justification' boxes are provided to help students understand the crucial mathematics which underpins physical chemistry. Furthermore, Chemist's toolkits provide succinct reminders of key mathematical techniques exactly where they are needed in the text. Frequent worked examples, in addition to self-test questions and end-of-chapter exercises, help students to gain confidence and experience in solving problems. This diverse suite of pedagogical features, alongside an appealing design and layout, make Elements of Physical Chemistry the ideal course text for those studying this core branch of chemistry for the first time.

Physical Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Peter Atkins

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191003115

Category: Science

Page: 144

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With the development of a variety of exciting new areas of research involving computational chemistry, nano- and smart materials, and applications of the recently discovered graphene, there can be no doubt that physical chemistry is a vitally important field. It is also perceived as the most daunting branch of chemistry, being necessarily grounded in physics and mathematics and drawing as it does on quantum mechanics, thermodynamics, and statistical thermodynamics. With his typical clarity and hardly a formula in sight, Peter Atkins' Very Short Introduction explores the contributions physical chemistry has made to all branches of chemistry. Providing an insight into its central concepts Atkins reveals the cultural contributions physical chemistry has made to our understanding of the natural world. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Academic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology

Author: Christopher G. Morris,Academic Press

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 9780122004001

Category: Computers

Page: 2432

View: 7167


Over 125,000 entries cover 124 scientific and technological fields, including acoustical engineering, cartography graphic arts, microbiology, organic chemistry, radiology, and zoology

Physical Chemistry

Author: H. E. Avery,D. John Shaw

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349100064

Category: Chemistry

Page: 277

View: 1633


Work Out Physical Chemistry is aimed at first year Chemistry Undergraduates in Universities and Polytechnics. The contents cover all the core topics taught at this level through concise summaries of the essential facts and fully worked examples explaining the applications of theory. There are also additional questions for readers to monitor progress. Both authors are experienced lecturers who have co-authored two successful physical chemistry books at this level.

A Textbook of Physical Chemistry

Author: A. S. Negi,S. C. Anand

Publisher: New Age International

ISBN: 9780852260203

Category: Chemistry, Physical and theoretical

Page: 961

View: 536


Written primarily to meet the requirements of students at the undergraduate level, this book aims for a self-learning approach. The fundamentals of physical chemistry have been explained with illustrations, diagrams, tables, experimental techniques and solved problems.