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Physical Chemistry

ISBN-10: 0321615050
ISBN-13: 9780321615053
Edition: 2nd 2010
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Description: This full-color, modern physical chemistry reference offers arresting illustrations that set it apart from others of its kind. The authors focus on core topics of physical chemistry, presented within a modern framework of applications. Fundamental  More...

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List price: $179.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 5/20/2009
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 1088
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 5.742
Language: English

This full-color, modern physical chemistry reference offers arresting illustrations that set it apart from others of its kind. The authors focus on core topics of physical chemistry, presented within a modern framework of applications. Fundamental Concepts of Thermodynamics; Heat, Work, Internal Energy, Enthalpy, and the First Law of Thermodynamics; The Importance of State Functions: Internal Energy and Enthalpy; Thermochemistry; Entropy and the Second and Third Laws of Thermodynamics; Chemical Equilibrium; The Properties of Real Gases; Phase Diagrams and the Relative Stability of Solids, Liquids, and Gases; Ideal and Real Solutions; Electrolyte Solutions; Electrochemical Cells, Batteries, and Fuel Cells; From Classical to Quantum Mechanics; The Schrouml;dinger Equation; The Quantum Mechanical Postulates; Using Quantum Mechanics on Simple Systems; The Particle in the Box and the Real World; Commuting and Noncommuting Operators and the Surprising Consequences; A Quantum Mechanical Model for the Vibration and Rotation of Mole; The Vibrational and Rotational Spectroscopy of Diatomic Molecules; The Hydrogen Atom; Many-Electron Atoms; Quantum States for Many-electron Atoms and Atomic Spectroscopy; The Chemical Bond in Diatomic Molecules; Molecular Structure and Energy Levels for Polyatomic Molecules; Electronic Spectroscopy; Computational Chemistry; Molecular Symmetry; Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy; Probability; The Boltzmann Distribution; Ensemble and Molecular Partition Functions; Kinetic Theory of Gases; Transport Phenomena; Elementary Chemical Kinetics; Complex Reaction Mechanisms. A useful reference for chemistry professionals.

Thomas Engel has taught chemistry for more than 20 years at the University of Washington, where he is currently Professor of Chemistry and Associate Chair for the Undergraduate Program. Professor Engel received his bachelor's and master's degrees in chemistry from the Johns Hopkins University, and his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Chicago. He then spent 11 years as a researcher in Germany and Switzerland, in which time he received the Dr. rer. nat. habil. degree from the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich. In 1980, he left the IBM research laboratory in Zurich to become a faculty member at the University of Washington. Professor Engel's research interests are in the area of surface chemistry, and he has published more than 80 articles and book chapters in this field. He has received the Surface Chemistry or Colloids Award from the American Chemical Society and a Senior Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, which has allowed him to establish collaborations with researchers in Germany. He is currently working together with European manufacturers of catalytic converters to improve their performance for diesel engines. Philip Reid has taught chemistry at the University of Washington since he joined the chemistry faculty in 1995. Professor Reid received his bachelor's degree from the University of Puget Sound in 1986, and his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley in 1992. He performed postdoctoral research at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, campus before moving to Washington. Professor Reid's research interests are in the areas of atmosphere chemistry, condensed-phase reaction dynamics, and nonlinear optical materials. He has published more than 70 articles in these fields. Professor Reid is the recipient of a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation, is a Cottrell Scholar of the Research Corporation, and is a Sloan fellow.

Fundamental Concepts of Thermodynamics
What Is Thermodynamics and Why Is It Useful?
Basic Definitions Needed to Describe Thermodynamic Systems
Equations of State and the Ideal Gas Law
A Brief Introduction to Real Gases
Heat, Work, Internal energy, Enthalpy, and the First Law of Thermodynamics
The Internal Energy and the First Law of Thermodynamics
Heat Capacity
State Functions and Path Functions
Equilibrium, Change, and Reversibility
Comparing Work for Reversible and Irreversible Processes
Determining and Introducing Enthalpy, a New State Function
Calculating q, w, , an? for Processes Involving Ideal Gases
The Reversible Adiabatic Expansion and Compression of an Ideal Gas
The Importance of State Functions: Internal Energy and Enthalpy
The Mathematical Properties of State Functions
The Dependence of U on V and T
Does the Internal Energy Depend More Strongly on V or T?
The Variation of Enthalpy with Temperature at Constant Pressure
How Are CP and CV Related?
The Variation of Enthalpy with Pressure at Constant Temperature
The Joule-Thomson Experiment
Liquefying Gases Using an Isenthalpic Expansion
Energy Stored in Chemical Bonds Is Released or Taken Up in Chemical Reactions
Internal Energy and Enthalpy Changes Associated with Chemical Reactions
Hess's Law Is Based on Enthalpy Being a State Function
The Temperature Dependence of Reaction Enthalpies
The Experimental Determination o? and for Chemical Reactions
Differential Scanning Calorimetry
Entropy and the Second and Third Laws of Thermodynamics
The Universe Has a Natural Direction of Change
Heat Engines and the Second Law of Thermodynamics
Introducing Entropy
Calculating Changes in Entropy
Using Entropy to Calculate the Natural Direction of a Process in an Isolated System
The Clausius Inequality
The Change of Entropy in the Surroundings and = +
Absolute Entropies and the Third Law of Thermodynamics
Standard States in Entropy Calculations
Entropy Changes in Chemical Reactions
Refrigerators, Heat Pumps, and Real Engines 5.12 (Supplemental) Using the Fact that S Is a State Function to Determine the Dependence of S on V and T 5.13 (Supplemental) The Dependence of S on T and P 5.14 (Supplemental) The Thermodynamic Temperature Scale
Chemical Equilibrium
The Gibbs Energy and the Helmholtz Energy
The Differential Forms of U, H, A, and G
The Dependence of the Gibbs and Helmholtz Energies on P, V, and T
The Gibbs Energy of a Reaction Mixture
The Gibbs Energy of a Gas in a Mixture
Calculating the Gibbs Energy of Mixing for Ideal Gases

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