Elements of physical chemistry
 Language
 English.
 Edition
 6th ed. / Peter Atkins, Julio De Paula, David Smith.
 Imprint
 Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2013.
 Physical description
 xxiii, 591 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm
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Creators/Contributors
 Author/Creator
 Atkins, P. W. (Peter William), 1940
 Contributor
 De Paula, Julio.
Contents/Summary
 Bibliography
 Includes bibliographical references and index.
 Contents

 1. The properties of gases  2. Thermodynamics: the First Law  3. Thermodynamics: applications of the First Law  4. Thermodynamics: the Second Law  5. Physical equilibria: pure substances  6. Physical equilibria: the properties of mixtures  7. Chemical equilibrium: the principles  8. Chemical equilibrium: solutions  9. Chemical equilibrium: electrochemistry  10. Chemical kinetics: the rates of reactions  11. Chemical kinetics: accounting for the rate laws  12. Quantum theory  13. Quantum chemistry: atomic structure  14. Quantum chemistry: the chemical bond  15. Molecular interactions  16. Macromolecules and aggregates  17. Metallic, ionic, and covalent solids  18. Solid surfaces  19. Spectroscopy: molecular rotations and vibrations  20. Spectroscopy: electronic transitions  21. Spectroscopy: magnetic resonance  22. Statistical thermodynamics  Resource section.
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 Publisher's Summary
 Getting to grips with physical chemistry can be a daunting task. With new concepts to understand and a large amount of mathematics to master, it is no wonder that students can sometimes find it overwhelming. Elements of Physical Chemistry has been carefully developed to help readers increase their confidence when using physics and mathematics to answer fundamental questions about the structure of molecules, how chemical reactions take place, and why materials behave the way they do. The content is tightly focussed and wellmatched to undergraduate courses, making it easy to find the information needed. Topics are covered in a clear, easytofollow style, using everyday examples to help students to visualise concepts and procedures that can otherwise seem very abstract. This edition sees further development of the learning features. These include Chemist's toolkits, which provide a reminder of mathematical techniques and introductory chemistry and physics needed to follow material in the chapters; worked examples providing stepbystep routes through problems; brief illustrations explaining how to use equations to calculate numerical values; and selftests that allow students to check their understanding. On the accompanying Online Resource Centre, students have access to multiple choice questions and Webcasts, short videos showing, stepbystep, how to solve an exercise. For lecturers, there is a test bank and the figures from the text are available to download.
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Bibliographic information
 Publication date
 2013
 Note
 Previous ed.: 2009.
 ISBN
 9780199608119 (paperback)
 0199608113 (paperback)