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Instant Notes in Physical Chemistry


Series: Instant Notes

By: G Whittaker, A Mount and M Heal

286 pages, Figs, tabs

BIOS Scientific Publishers

Paperback | Dec 2000 | #109609 | ISBN: 1859961940
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Instant Notes Physical Chemistry provides concise yet comprehensive coverage of physical chemistry at the undergraduate level, enabling easy access to the core information in the field. The book covers all the important areas of physical chemistry in a format that is ideal for learning and rapid revision. If you are studying physical chemistry and need an easy-to-understand text, "Instant Notes Physical Chemistry" is the lifeline you need to help you understand the subject and pass the course.


Section A - STATES OF MATTER. Perfect gases. Molecular behaviour in perfect gases. Non-ideal gases. Liquids. Crystalline solids. Diffraction by solids. Section B - THERMODYNAMICS. The first law. Enthalpy. Thermochemistry. Entropy. Entropy and change. Free energy. Section C - EQUILIBRIA. Fundamentals of equilibria. Fundamentals of acids and bases. Further acids and bases. Acid-base titrations. Solubility. Section D - SOLUTIONS. Non-electrolyte solutions. Solutions. Colligative properties. Phase equilibria. Phase diagrams of mixtures. Section E - IONIC SOLUTIONS. Ions in aqueous solution. Thermodynamics of ions in solution. Electrochemical cells. Electrochemical thermodynamics. Electrochemistry and ion concentration. Macroscopic aspects of ionic motion. Molecular aspects of ionic motion. The motion of larger ions. Section F - KINETICS. Empirical approaches to kinetics. Rate law determinations. Energetics and mechanisms. Formulation of rate laws. Rate laws in action. The kinetics of real systems. Section G - QUANTUM NATURE OF THE PHYSICAL WORLD. Nuclear structure. Applications of nuclear structure. Quantization of energy and particle-wave duality. The wave nature of matter. The structure of the hydrogen atom. Many-electron atoms. Chemical and structural effects of quantization. Statistical thermodynamics. Section H - BONDING. Elementary valence theory. Valence bond theory. Molecular orbital theory of diatomic molecules I. Molecular orbital theory of diatomic molecules II. Strong condensed phase interactions. Weak intermolecular interactions. Section I - SPECTROSCOPY. General features of spectroscopy. Practical aspects of spectroscopy. Rotational spectroscopy. Vibrational spectroscopy. Applied vibrational spectroscopy. Electronic spectroscopy. Photochemistry in the real world. Magnetic resonance spectroscopy

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