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In this new textbook on physical chemistry, fundamentals are introduced simply yet in more depth than is common. Topics are arranged in a progressive pattern, with simpler theory early and more complicated theory later. General principles are induced from key experimental results. Some mathematical background is supplied where it would be helpful. Each chapter includes worked-out examples and numerous references. Extensive problems, review, and discussion questions are included for each chapter. More detail than is common is devoted to the nature of work and heat and how they differ. Introductory Caratheodory theory and the standard integrating factor for dGrev are carefully developed. The fundamental role played by uncertainty and symmetry in quantum mechanics is emphasized. In chemical kinetics, various methods for determined rate laws are presented. The key mechanisms are detailed. Considerable statistical mechanics and reaction rate theory are then surveyed. Professor Duffey has given us a most readable, easily followed text in physical chemistry.
Preface and Acknowledgments. 1. Structure in Solids. 2. Structure in Molecules and Atoms. 3. Gases and Collective Properties. 4. The First Law for Energy. 5. Entropy and the Second Law. 6. Relationships between Phases. 7. Relationships among Reactants. 8. Equilibria in Condensed Phases. 9. Electrochemistry. 10. Basic Quantum Mechanics. 11. Free Rotational and Angular Motion. 12. Vibrational and Radial Motion. 13. Analyzing Organized Structures. 14. States of Molecular Electrons. 15. Phenomenological Chemical Kinetics. 16. Explanatory Mechanisms. 17. Statistical Thermodynamics. 18. Reaction Rate Theory. 19. Photochemistry. Glossary. Appendix 1: Fundamental Units. Appendix 2: Derived Units. Appendix 3: Physical Constants. Appendix 4: Primitive Character Vectors and Basis Functions for Important Symmetry Groups. Index.