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Physical Chemistry: Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy, 4th edition

  • Thomas Engel
  • Philip Reid

Published by Pearson (January 16th 2018) - Copyright © 2019

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A visual, conceptual and contemporary approach to Physical Chemistry

Engel and Reid’s Quantum Chemistry & Spectroscopy provides a contemporary, conceptual, and visual introduction to physical chemistry. The authors emphasize the vibrancy of physical chemistry today and illustrate its relevance to the world around us, using modern applications drawn from biology, environmental science, and material science. The 4th Edition provides visual summaries of important concepts and connections in each chapter, offers students “just-in-time” math help, and expands content to cover science relevant to physical chemistry. Tutorials in Mastering Chemistry reinforce students’ understanding of complex theory in Quantum Chemistry and Thermodynamics as they build problem-solving skills throughout the course.


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0134813081 / 9780134813080  Physical Chemistry: Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy Plus MasteringChemistry with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package, 4/e

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Table of contents

  1.  From Classical to Quantum Mechanics
  2.  The Schrödinger Equation
  3.  The Quantum-Mechanical Postulates
  4.  Applying Quantum-Mechanical Principles to Simple Systems
  5.  Applying the Particle in the Box Model to Real-World Topics
  6.  Commuting and Noncommuting Operators and the Surprising Consequences of Entanglement
  7.  A Quantum-Mechanical Model for the Vibration and Rotation of Molecules
  8.  Vibrational and Rotational Spectroscopy of Diatomic Molecules
  9.  The Hydrogen Atom
  10.  Many-Electron Atoms
  11.  Quantum States for Many-Electron Atoms and Atomic Spectroscopy
  12.  The Chemical Bond in Diatomic Molecules
  13.  Molecular Structure and Energy Levels for Polyatomic Molecules
  14.  Electronic Spectroscopy
  15.  Computational Chemistry
  16.  Molecular Symmetry and an Introduction to Group Theory
  17.  Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

APPENDIX A Point Group Character Tables

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