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Elements of Physical Chemistry


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Focus 1: The properties of gases Focus 2: The First Law of thermodynamics Focus 3: The Second Law of thermodynamics Focus 4: Physical transformations Focus 5: Chemical Change Focus 6: Chemical kinetics Focus 7: Quantum theory Focus 8: Atomic structure Focus 9: The chemical bond Focus 10: Molecular interactions Focus 11: Molecular spectroscopy Focus 12: Statistical thermodynamics Focus 13: Magnetic resonance Focus 14: Macromolecules and aggregates Focus 15: Solids

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Peter Atkins is a fellow of Lincoln College in the University of Oxford and the author of more than sixty books for students and a general audience. His texts are market leaders around the globe. A frequent lecturer in the United States and throughout the world, he has held visiting professorships in France, Israel, Japan, China, and New Zealand. He was the founding chairman of the Committee on Chemistry Education of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry and was a member of IUPAC's Physical and Biophysical Chemistry Division. Peter was the 2016 recipient of the American Chemical Society's Grady-Stack Award for science journalism. Julio de Paula is Professor of Chemistry and Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at Lewis & Clark College. A native of Brazil, Professor de Paula received a B.A. degree in chemistry from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and a Ph.D. in biophysical chemistry from Yale University. His research activities encompass the areas of molecular spectroscopy, biophysical chemistry, and nanoscience. He has taught courses in general chemistry, physical chemistry, biophysical chemistry, instrumental analysis, and writing.


`The breaking down of chapters into topics is great, particularly when the book is used for quick reference' Tom Martin, chemistry student at Loughborough University `The style of writing makes the material readily accessible to undergraduates of all levels of chemistry capability. Physical Chemistry is notoriously mathematical in nature and as such any good text on this subject must carry readers of varying ability in mathematics.' Dr Subrayal M Reddy, University of Surrey `There are no other textbooks that serve the purposes of my physical chemistry courses so well.' Dr Peter B Karadakov, University of York `As always the writing style is clear and elegant and the numerical examples are pertinent and helpful.' Dr Mike Lyons, Trinity College Dublin

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