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Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics, Statistical Mechanics, and Kinetics, 1st edition

  • Andrew Cooksy

Published by Pearson (January 14th 2013) - Copyright © 2014

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Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics, Statistical Mechanics, and Kinetics

ISBN-13: 9780321814159

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Key Benefit: Andrew Cooksy’s clear teaching voice help students connect immediately with the subject matter while defusing some of their initial trepidation about physical chemistry. Through lively narrative and meticulous explanations of mathematical derivations, Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics, Statistical Mechanics, and Kinetics engages students while fostering a sincere appreciation for the interrelationship between the theoretical and mathematical reasoning that underlies the study of physical chemistry. The author’s engaging presentation style and careful explanations make even the most sophisticated concepts and mathematical details clear and comprehensible.  


Key Topics: Properties of the Microscopic World, Bulk properties, Entropy, The ideal gas and translational states, The ideal gas law, Separation of Degrees of Freedom, The equipartition principle, Vibrational and rotational partition functions, The Translational Density of States, The translational partition function, Temperature and the Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution, Extrapolation to many molecules, Pressure of a non-ideal fluid, Averaging the dipole-dipole potential, Bose-Einstein and Fermi-Dirac statistics, Statistics of molecular collisions, Transport without external forces, Transport with external forces, Conduction, convection, and radiation, Blackbody radiation, Spectroscopic intensities, Laser dynamics, Spectroscopic linewidths, Conclusion to Part IV: E, U, Ndof , S, The first law of thermodynamics, Approximations and assumptions, Mathematical tools, Computer simulations, Heat capacities, Expansion of gases, Entropy of an ideal gas, The second law of thermodynamics, The third law of thermodynamics, Ideal mixing, Phase transitions, Thermodynamics of phase transitions, Chemical potentials, Statistical mechanics of vaporization, Phase diagrams, The standard states, Statistical mechanics of solutions, Thermodynamics of solutions, Ionic solutions, Applications of the activity, Conclusion to Part V: E, U, Ndof , S, Introduction to chemical reactions, Enthalpies of reaction, Spontaneous chemical reactions, Chemical equilibrium, Reaction rates, Simple collision theory, Transition state theory, Diffusion-limited rate constants, Rate laws for elementary reactions, Elements of multi-step reactions, Approximations in kinetics, Chain reactions, Atmospheric chemistry, Combustion chemistry, Molecular astrophysics, Enzyme catalysis, Mathematics, Classical physics, Quantum mechanics and classical mechanics, Mathematical tools of quantum mechanics, Fundamental examples, Solving the one-electron atom Schrëodinger equation, The one-electron atom orbital wave functions, Electric dipole interactions, Magnetic dipole interactions, Many-electron spatial wavefunctions, Computational methods, Spin wavefunctions and symmetrization, Vector model of the many-electron, Periodicity of the elements, The molecular Hamiltonian, The molecular wavefunction, Covalent bonds in polyatomic molecules, Non-covalent bonds, Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, Group theory, Symmetry representations for wavefunctions, Selection rules, Applications to asymmetric molecules, Application to H¨uckel’s rule, Molecular orbital configurations, Electronic states, Computational methods for molecules, Energetic processes, The vibrational Schr¨odinger equation, Vibrational energy levels in diatomics, Vibrations in polyatomics, Spectroscopy of vibrational states, Rotations in Diatomics, Rotations in polyatomics, Spectroscopy of rotational states, Intermolecular potential energy, Molecular collisions, Clusters, Macromolecules, Nanometer-scale diagnostics and engineering, The qualitative nature of liquids, Pure liquids, Solvation, Amorphous solids, Crystals, Wavefunctions and energies of solids


Table of contents

Physical Chemistry at the Macroscopic Scale:

Statistical Mechanics, Thermodynamics, and Kinetics


A Introduction: Tools from Math and Physics

A.1 Mathematics

A.2 Classical Physics


I Extrapolation to Macroscopic Systems

1 Introduction to Statistical Mechanics: Building Up to the Bulk

1.1 Properties of the Microscopic World

1.2 Bulk properties

1.3 Entropy

1.4 The ideal gas and translational states

1.5 The ideal gas law



2 Partitioning the Energy

2.1 Separation of Degrees of Freedom

2.2 The equipartition principle

2.3 Vibrational and rotational partition functions

2.4 The Translational Density of States

2.5 The translational partition function

2.6 Temperature and the Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution



3 Statistical Mechanics and Molecular Interactions

3.1 Extrapolation to many molecules

3.2 Pressure of a non-ideal fluid

3.3 Averaging the dipole-dipole potential

3.4 Bose-Einstein and Fermi-Dirac statistics


4 Mass Transport

4.1 Statistics of molecular collisions

4.2 Transport without external forces

4.3 Transport with external forces



5 Energy transport

5.1 Conduction, convection, and radiation

5.2 Blackbody radiation

5.3 Spectroscopic intensities

5.4 Laser dynamics

5.5 Spectroscopic linewidths

5.6 Conclusion to Part IV: E, U, Ndof , S



II Non-Reactive Macroscopic Systems

6 Introduction to Thermodynamics

6.1 The first law of thermodynamics

6.2 Approximations and assumptions

6.3 Mathematical tools

6.4 Computer simulations



7 Energy and Enthalpy

7.1 Heat capacities

7.2 Expansion of gases



8 Entropy

8.1 Entropy of an ideal gas

8.2 The second law of thermodynamics

8.3 The third law of thermodynamics

8.4 Ideal mixing



9 Phase Transitions and Phase Equilibrium

9.1 Phase transitions

9.2 Thermodynamics of phase transitions

9.3 Chemical potentials

9.4 Statistical mechanics of vaporization

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