Elements of Physical Chemistry has been carefully developed to help students increase their confidence when using physics and mathematics to answer fundamental questions about the structure of molecules, how chemical reactions take place, and why materials behave the way they do. Featuring an appealing design and layout, this acclaimed text provides extensive mathematical and pedagogical support while also remaining concise and accessible.
For the seventh edition, 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 instructors. At the beginning of each Topic, three questions are posed, emphasizing why it is important, what the key idea is, and what students should already know.
* Detailed "justification" boxes help students understand the crucial mathematics that underpins physical chemistry
* Chemist's Toolkits present the foundations of physics and mathematics exactly where they are needed in the text
* Frequent worked examples, self-test questions, and end-of-chapter exercises help students to gain confidence and experience in solving problems
* Notes on good practice, key concept checklists, and equation labels and annotations provide additional support for students
* A Companion Website provides instructors with a Test Bank of multiple-choice questions and downloadable figures and tables of data from the text. It also contains multiple-choice questions and numerical answers to end-of-chapter questions for students.
Peter Atkins, Fellow of Lincoln College, University of Oxford,Julio de Paula, Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry, Lewis & Clark College
Peter Atkins is a fellow of Lincoln College in the University of Oxford and the author of more than sixty books for students and a general audience. His texts are market leaders around the globe. A frequent lecturer in the United States and throughout the world, he has held visiting professorships in France, Israel, Japan, China, and New Zealand. He was the founding chairman of the Committee on Chemistry Education of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry and was a member of IUPAC's Physical and Biophysical Chemistry Division.
Julio de Paula is Professor of Chemistry and Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at Lewis & Clark College. A native of Brazil, Professor de Paula received a B.A. degree in chemistry from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and a Ph.D. in biophysical chemistry from Yale University. His research activities encompass the areas of molecular spectroscopy, biophysical chemistry, and nanoscience. He has taught courses in general chemistry, physical chemistry, biophysical chemistry, instrumental analysis, and writing.
Table of Contents
Focus 1: The properties of gases
Focus 2: The First Law of thermodynamics
Focus 3: The Second Law of thermodynamics
Focus 4: Physical transformations
Focus 5: Chemical Change
Focus 6: Chemical kinetics
Focus 7: Quantum theory
Focus 8: Atomic structure
Focus 9: The chemical bond
Focus 10: Molecular interactions
Focus 11: Molecular spectroscopy
Focus 12: Statistical thermodynamics