Physical Chemistry

ISBN-10: 061815292X

ISBN-13: 9780618152926

Edition: 4th 2003 (Student Manual, Study Guide, etc.)

Authors: Keith J. Laidler, John H. Meiser, Bryan C. Sanctuary

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With its clear explanations and practical pedagogy, Physical Chemistry is less intimidating to students than other texts, without sacrificing the mathematical rigor and comprehensiveness necessary for a junior-level physical chemistry course. The text's long-standing reputation for accessible writing provides clear instruction and superior problem-solving support for students. A companion CD-ROM includes interactive simulations, animations, graphs, and exercises that illustrate key concepts from the book and reinforce problem-solving skills.
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List price: $171.16
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 960
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 4.730
Language: English

Note: Each chaper concludes with Key Equations, Problems, and Suggested Reading
The Nature of Physical Chemistry and the Kinetic Theory of Gases
The Nature of Physical Chemistry
Some Concepts from Classical Mechanics
Systems, States, and Equilibrium
Thermal Equilibrium
Pressure and Boyle's Law Biography: Robert Boyle
Gay-Lussac's (Charles's) Law
The Ideal Gas Thermometer
The Equation of State for an Ideal Gas
The Kinetic-Molecular Theory of Ideal Gases
The Barometric Distribution Law
The Maxwell Distribution of Molecular Speeds and Translational Energies
Real Gases
Equations of State
The Virial Equation Appendix: Some Definite and Indefinite Integrals Often Used in Physical Chemistry
The First Law of Thermodynamics
Origins of the First Law
States and State Functions
Equilibrium States and Reversibility
Energy, Heat, and Work
Ideal Gas Relationships
Real Gases
The Second and Third Laws of Thermodynamics Biography: Rudolph Julius Emmanuel Clausius
The Carnot Cycle
Irreversible Processes
Molecular Interpretation of Entropy
The Calculation of Entropy Changes
The Third Law of Thermodynamics
Conditions for Equilibrium
The Gibbs Energy
Some Thermodynamic Relationships
The Gibbs-Helmholtz Equation
Thermodynamic Limitations to Energy Conversion
Chemical Equilibrium Biography: Jacobus Henricus van't Hoff
Chemical Equilibrium Involving Ideal Gases
Equilibrium in Nonideal Gaseous Systems
Chemical Equilibrium in Solution
Heterogeneous Equilibrium
Tests for Chemical Equilibrium
Shifts of Equilibrium at Constant Temperature
Coupling of Reactions
Temperature Dependence of Equilibrium Constants
Pressure Dependence of Equilibrium Constants
Phases and Solutions
Phase Recognition
Vaporization and Vapor Pressure
Classification of Transitions in Single-Component Systems
Ideal Solutions: Raoult's and Henry's Laws
Partial Molar Quantities
The Chemical Potential
Thermodynamics of Solutions
The Colligative Properties
Phase Equilibria
Equilibrium Between Phases
One-Component Systems
Binary Systems Involving Vapor
Condensed Binary Systems
Thermal Analysis
More Complicated Binary Systems
Crystal Solubility: The Krafft Boundary and Krafft Eutectic
Ternary Systems
Solutions of Electrolytes
Faraday's Laws of Electrolysis Biography: Michael Faraday
Molar Conductivity
Weak Electrolytes: The Arrhenius Theory Biography: Svante August Arrhenius
Strong Electrolytes
Independent Migration of Ions
Transport Numbers
Ion Conductivities
Thermodynamics of Ions
Theories of Ions in Solution
Activity Coefficients
Ionic Equilibria
Ionization of Water
The Donnan Equilibrium
Electrochemical Cells
The Daniell Cell
Standard Electrode Potentials
Thermodynamics of Electrochemical Cells
Types of Electrochemical Cells
Applications of emf Measurements
Fuel Cells
Photogalvanic Cells
Batteries, Old and New
Chemical Kinetics
The Basic Ideas
Rates of Consumption and Formation
Rate of Reaction
Empirical Rate Equations
Analysis of Kinetic Results
Techniques for Very Fast Reactions
Molecular Kinetics
The Arrhenius Equation
Potential-Energy Surfaces
The Preexponential Factor Biography: Henry Eyring
Reactions in Solution
Reaction Dynamics
Chemical Kinetics
Composite Mechanisms
Evidence for a Composite Mechanism
Types of Composite Reactions
Rate Equations for Composite Mechanisms
Rate Constants, Rate Coefficients, and Equilibrium Constants
Free-Radical Reactions
Photochemical Reactions
Radiation-Chemical Reactions
Reactions in Solution: Some Special Features
Mechanisms of Polymerization in Macromolecules
Kinetics of Polymerization
Induction Periods, Oscillations, and Chaos
Electrochemical Dynamics
Quantum Mechanics and Atomic Structure
Electromagnetic Radiation and the Old Quantum Theory
Bohr's Atomic Theory
The Foundations of Quantum Mechanics
Schrouml;dinger's Wave Mechanics
Quantum-Mechanical Postulates
Quantum Mechanics of Some Simple Systems
Quantum Mechanics of Hydrogenlike Atoms
Physical Significance of the Orbital Quantum Numbers
Angular Momentum and Magnetic Moment
The Rigid Linear Rotor
Spin Quantum Numbers
Many-Electron Atoms
Approximate Methods in Quantum Mechanics
The Chemical Bond Biography: Gilbert Newton Lewis
The Hydrogen Molecular-Ion, H2+ 12.2
Huuml;ckel Theory for More Complex Molecules
Valence-Bond Theory for More Complex Molecules
Symmetry in Chemistry
Symmetry of Molecular Orbitals Appendix: Character Tables
Foundations of Chemical Spectroscopy
Emission and Absorption Spectra
Atomic Spectra Biography: Gerhard Herzberg
Pure Rotational Spectra of Molecules
Vibrational-Rotational Spectra of Molecules
Raman Spectra
Electronic Spectra of Molecules
Some Modern Applications of Spectroscopy
Laser Spectroscopy
Spectral Line Widths
Types of Lasers
Laser Techniques for Chemistry
Magnetic Spectroscopy
Nuclear Magnetic Spectroscopy
Electron Magnetic Resonance (EMR)
Mouml;ssbauer Spectroscopy
Photoelectron Spectroscopy
Photoacoustic Spectroscopy
Chiroptical Methods
Mass Spectrometry
Statistical Mechanics
Forms of Molecular Energy Biography: Ludwig Boltzmann
Principles of Statistical Mechanics
The Partition Function
Thermodynamic Quantities from Partition Functions
The Partition Function for Some Special Cases
The Internal Energy, Enthalpy, and Gibbs Energy Functions
The Calculation of Equilibrium Constants
Transition-State Theory
The Approach to Equilibrium
The Canonical Ensemble
The Solid State
Crystal Forms and Crystal Lattices
X-Ray Crystallography
Experimental Methods Biography: Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin
Theories of Solids
Statistical Thermodynamics of Crystals: Theories of Heat Capacities
Electrical Conductivity in Solids
Optical Properties of Solids
The Liquid State
Liquids Compared with Dense Gases
Liquids Compared with Solids
Intermolecular Forces
Theories and Models of Liquids
Water, the Incomparable Liquid
The Hydrophobic Effect
Surface Chemistry and Colloids
Adsorption Isotherms
Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics of Adsorption
Chemical Reactions on Surfaces
Surface Heterogeneity
The Structure of Solid Surfaces and of Adsorbed Layers
Surface Tension and Capillarity
Liquid Films on Surfaces Biography: Agnes Pockels
Colloidal Systems
Transport Properties
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