Liquids, Solutions, and Interfaces: From Classical Macroscopic Descriptions to Modern Microscopic…

Hardcover | April 27, 2005

byW. Ronald Fawcett

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Fifty years ago solution chemistry occupied a major fraction of physical chemistry textbooks, and dealt mainly with classical thermodynamics, phase equilibria, and non-equilibrium phenomena, especially those related to electrochemistry. Much has happened in the intervening period, withtremendous advances in theory and the development of important new experimental techniques. This book brings the reader through the developments from classical macroscopic descriptions to more modern microscopic details.

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Fifty years ago solution chemistry occupied a major fraction of physical chemistry textbooks, and dealt mainly with classical thermodynamics, phase equilibria, and non-equilibrium phenomena, especially those related to electrochemistry. Much has happened in the intervening period, withtremendous advances in theory and the development o...

William Ronald Fawcett was born in Canada and educated at the University of Toronto where he obtained a B.Sc. in physics and chemistry in 1960. He continued his studies at Toronto carrying out research in the laboratory of Michael Dignam, and received a Ph.D. in physical chemistry in 1964. He then spent two years as NATO Post-Doctora...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:638 pages, 6.42 × 9.09 × 1.42 inPublished:April 27, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195094328

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Table of Contents

Fundamental Constants1. The Thermodynamics of Liquid Solutions2. The Structure of Liquids3. Electrolyte Solutions4. Polar Solvents5. Spectroscopic Studies of Liquid Structure and Solvation6. Non-Equilibrium Phenomena in Liquids and Solutions7. Chemical Reaction Kinetics in Solution8. Liquids and Solutions at Interfaces9. Charge Transfer Equilibria at Interfaces10. The Electrical Double LayerAppendix A. Mathematical BackgroundAppendix B. The Laws of Electricity and MagnetismAppendix C. Numerical Methods of Data AnalysisIndex

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"With remarkable clarity of writing, Fawcett (Univ. of California, Davis) builds on a solid foundation of chemical thermodynamics and statistical mechanics to accomplish precisely the goal set out in this book's subtitle. In a beautiful synthesis of modern chemical physics and classicalphysical chemistry, he moves seamlessly from macroscopic descriptions of liquids, solutions, and interfaces to the microscopic details ultimately responsible for their properties. Theoretical discussions are complete and rigorous, yet transparentely straightforward. Revelavent experimental resultsare strategically presented and anchor the theory, preventing it from becoming too abstract. The author has clear command of the relevant literature and current research that is complemented by keen insight into the key conclusions to be drawn from each example." -- Choice