ISBN 9780199606672,Elements Of Physical Chemistry

Elements Of Physical Chemistry



Oxford University Press

Publication Year 2009

ISBN 9780199606672

ISBN-10 0199606676

Paper Back

Number of Pages 608 Pages
Language (English)


Elements Of Physical Chemistry is a reference book on the fundamentals of physical chemistry. It begins with an introduction to the subject, which is followed by a total of 22 chapters. The first chapter covers the properties of gases. Subsequent chapters explore concepts such as the laws of thermodynamics, properties of mixtures, chemical equilibrium, chemical kinetics, quantum chemistry, materials, spectroscopy, and statistical thermodynamics. The book ends with a set of four appendices that provide information such as mathematical techniques, quantities, and units, and chemical principles. It is ideal for students who come from varied academic backgrounds as it can help them strengthen their grasp on the fundamentals of physical chemistry before moving on to more extensive courses and texts. The theoretical concepts are made clearer by illustrations, solved examples, and annotated equations. Key principles are highlighted, and real-world examples are introduced to help students understand the significance of the mathematical and physical concepts from a practical perspective. The book was published in 2009 by Oxford University Press.
Peter Atkins is a British chemist, former professor, and author. He has written books like Four laws That Drive The Universe, Molecular Quantum Mechanics, Reactions : The Private Lives Of Atoms, The Periodic Kingdom : A Journey Into The Land Of The Chemical Elements and The Laws Of Thermodynamics. After earning a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and a PhD, he went on to become a professor at the Lincoln College, University of Oxford. Julio De Paulais a Brazilian-American professor and author. He has a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and a PhD from Yale University. He is now a professor at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. He’s co-authored several books such as Quanta, Matter, and Change: A Molecular Approach to Physical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, and Atkins' Physical Chemistry.