Elements of Physical Chemistry

Paperback | January 19, 2017

byPeter Atkins, Julio de Paula

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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 Focus sections to make the text more digestible for students, and more flexible for lecturers to teach from. At the beginning of each topic, three questions areposed, 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 exactlywhere they are needed in the text. Frequent worked examples, in addition to self-test questions and end-of-focus 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 ofPhysical Chemistry the ideal course text for those studying this core branch of chemistry for the first time. Online Resource Centre: For registered adopters of the book:* Figures and tables of data from the book, ready to download.* A test bank of additional multiple-choice questions, linked to relevant sections of the book For students:* Multiple choice questions to support self-directed learning* Final numerical answers to the end-of-focus questions in the book.

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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, w...

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 N...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:704 pages, 10.43 × 7.68 × 0.68 inPublished:January 19, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198727879

ISBN - 13:9780198727873

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Table of Contents

Focus 1: The properties of gasesFocus 2: The First Law of thermodynamicsFocus 3: The Second Law of thermodynamicsFocus 4: Physical transformationsFocus 5: Chemical ChangeFocus 6: Chemical kineticsFocus 7: Quantum theoryFocus 8: Atomic structureFocus 9: The chemical bondFocus 10: Molecular interactionsFocus 11: Molecular spectroscopyFocus 12: Statistical thermodynamicsFocus 13: Magnetic resonanceFocus 14: Macromolecules and aggregatesFocus 15: Solids

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"As always the writing style is clear and elegant and the numerical examples are pertinent and helpful." --Dr Mike Lyons, Trinity College Dublin