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Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics, Statistical Thermodynamics, and Kinetics, 4th edition

  • Thomas Engel
  • Philip Reid

Published by Pearson (January 5th 2018) - Copyright © 2019

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A visual, conceptual and contemporary approach to Physical Chemistry

Engel and Reid’s Thermodynamics, Statistical Thermodynamics, and Kinetics 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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Table of contents

  1.  Fundamental Concepts of Thermodynamics
  2.  Heat, Work, Internal Energy, Enthalpy, and the First Law of Thermodynamics
  3.  The Importance of State Functions: Internal Energy and Enthalpy
  4.  Thermochemistry
  5.  Entropy and the Second and Third Law of Thermodynamics
  6.  Chemical Equilibrium
  7.  The Properties of Real Gases
  8.  Phase Diagrams and the Relative Stability of Solids, Liquids, and Gases
  9.  Ideal and Real Solutions
  10.  Electrolyte Solutions
  11.  Electrochemical Cells, Batteries, and Fuel Cells
  12.  Probability
  13.  The Boltzmann Distribution
  14.  Ensemble and Molecular Partition Functions
  15.  Statistical Thermodynamics
  16.  Kinetic Theory of Gases
  17.  Transport Phenomena
  18.  Elementary Chemical Kinetics
  19.  Complex Reaction Mechanisms
  20.  Macromolecules

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