Elements of Physical Chemistry

Author: Fellow of Lincoln College Peter Atkins,Julio De Paula,Professor and Chair Department of Chemistry Julio de Paula
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198796706
Page: 592
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The ideal course companion, Elements of Physical Chemistry is written specifically with the needs of undergraduate students in mind, and provides extensive mathematical and pedagogical support while remaining concise and accessible. For the seventh edition of this much-loved text, the material has been reorganized into short Topics, which are grouped into thematic Focuses to make the text more digestible for students, and more flexible for lecturers to teach from. At the beginning of each Topic, three questions are posed, emphasizing why it is important, what the key idea is, and what the student should already know. Throughout the text, equations are clearly labeled and annotated, and detailed 'justification' boxes are provided to help students understand the crucial mathematics which underpins physical chemistry. Furthermore, Chemist's toolkits provide succinct reminders of key mathematical techniques exactly where they are needed in the text. Frequent worked examples, in addition to self-test questions and end-of-chapter exercises, help students to gain confidence and experience in solving problems. This diverse suite of pedagogical features, alongside an appealing design and layout, make Elements of Physical Chemistry the ideal course text for those studying this core branch of chemistry for the first time.

Physikalische Chemie

Author: Peter W. Atkins,Julio de Paula,Michael Bär,Anna Schleitzer,Carsten Heinisch
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527315462
Category: Science
Page: 1220
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Atkins' Physical Chemistry

Author: Peter Atkins,Julio de Paula,James Keeler
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198769865
Category: Chemistry, Physical and theoretical
Page: 1040
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The exceptional quality of previous editions has been built upon to make this new edition of Atkins' Physical Chemistry even more closely suited to the needs of both lecturers and students. Re-organised into discrete Topics, the text is more flexible to teach from and more readable forstudents. Now in its eleventh edition, the text has been enhanced with additional learning features and maths support to demonstrate the absolute centrality of mathematics to physical chemistry. Increasing the digestibility of the text in this new approach, the reader is brought to a question, then the mathsis used to show how it can be answered and progress made. The expanded and redistributed maths support also includes a greatly increased number of 'Chemist's toolkits" which provide students with succinct reminders of mathematical concepts and techniques right where they need them. Checklists of key concepts at the end of each Topic add to the extensive learning support provided throughout the book, to reinforce the main take-home messages in each section. The coupling of the broad coverage of the subject with a structure and use of pedagogy that is even more innovative willensure Atkins' Physical Chemistry remains the textbook of choice for studying physical chemistry. Online resources Atkins' Physical Chemistry is accompanied by a range of online resources: For registered adopters of the book:* Figures and tables from the book, in ready to download format* Tables of editable key equations* Instructor's Solutions Manual For students:* Web links to a range of additional physical chemistry resources on the internet* Group theory tables, available for downloading* Molecular modelling problems* Impact sections show the application of physical chemistry in a diverse range of modern contexts* "Further Information" sections which consist of longer derivations

Elements of Statistical Thermodynamics

Second Edition
Author: Leonard K. Nash
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486137465
Category: Science
Page: 144
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Encompassing essentially all aspects of statistical mechanics that appear in undergraduate texts, this concise, elementary treatment shows how an atomic-molecular perspective yields new insights into macroscopic thermodynamics. 1974 edition.

A Tale of Seven Elements

Author: Eric Scerri
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019991074X
Category: Science
Page: 304
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In 1913, English physicist Henry Moseley established an elegant method for "counting" the elements based on atomic number, ranging them from hydrogen (#1) to uranium (#92). It soon became clear, however, that seven elements were mysteriously missing from the lineup--seven elements unknown to science. In his well researched and engaging narrative, Eric Scerri presents the intriguing stories of these seven elements--protactinium, hafnium, rhenium, technetium, francium, astatine and promethium. The book follows the historical order of discovery, roughly spanning the two world wars, beginning with the isolation of protactinium in 1917 and ending with that of promethium in 1945. For each element, Scerri traces the research that preceded the discovery, the pivotal experiments, the personalities of the chemists involved, the chemical nature of the new element, and its applications in science and technology. We learn for instance that alloys of hafnium--whose name derives from the Latin name for Copenhagen (hafnia)--have some of the highest boiling points on record and are used for the nozzles in rocket thrusters such as the Apollo Lunar Modules. Scerri also tells the personal tales of researchers overcoming great obstacles. We see how Lise Meitner and Otto Hahn--the pair who later proposed the theory of atomic fission--were struggling to isolate element 91 when World War I intervened, Hahn was drafted into the German army's poison gas unit, and Meitner was forced to press on alone against daunting odds. The book concludes by examining how and where the twenty-five new elements have taken their places in the periodic table in the last half century. A Tale of Seven Elements paints a fascinating picture of chemical research--the wrong turns, missed opportunities, bitterly disputed claims, serendipitous findings, accusations of dishonesty--all leading finally to the thrill of discovery.


Introducing Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry
Author: Andrew Burrows,John Holman,Andrew Parsons,Gwen Pilling,Gareth Price
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198733801
Category: Science
Page: 1409
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Chemistry is widely considered to be the central science: it encompasses concepts from which other branches of science are developed. Yet, for many students entering university, gaining a firm grounding in chemistry is a real challenge. Chemistry� responds to this challenge, providing students with a full understanding of the fundamental principles of chemistry on which to build later studies. Uniquely amongst the introductory chemistry texts currently available, Chemistry� is written by a team of chemists to give equal coverage of organic, inorganic and physical chemistry - coverage that is uniformly authoritative. The approach to organic chemistry is mechanistic, rather than the old-fashioned 'functional group' approach, to help students achieve a fuller understanding of the underlying principles. The expertise of the author team is complemented by two specialists in chemistry education, who bring to the book a wealth of experience of teaching chemistry in a way that students enjoy and understand, and who understand the challenges of the transition from school to university. The result is a text that builds on what students know already from school and tackles their misunderstandings and misconceptions, thereby providing a seamless transition from school to undergraduate study. The authors achieve unrivalled accessibility through the provision of carefully-worded explanations and reminders of students' existing knowledge; the introduction of concepts in a logical and progressive manner; and the use of annotated diagrams and step-by-step worked examples. Students are encouraged to engage with the text and appreciate the central role that chemistry plays in our lives through the unique use of real-world context and photographs. Chemistry� tackles head-on two issues pervading chemistry education: students' mathematical skills, and their ability to see the subject as a single, unified discipline. Instead of avoiding the maths, Chemistry� provides structured support, in the form of careful explanations, reminders of key mathematical concepts, step-by-step calculations in worked examples, and a Maths Toolkit, to help students get to grips with the essential mathematical element of chemistry. Frequent cross-references highlight the connections between each strand of chemistry and explain the relationship between the topics, so students can develop an understanding of the subject as a whole.

Metal Clusters at Surfaces

Structure, Quantum Properties, Physical Chemistry
Author: Karl-Heinz Meiwes-Broer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540665625
Category: Science
Page: 310
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The physics of clusters -- a growing field of research and applications -- is combined in this monograph with the properties of solid surfaces. This combination provides the physical basis for the understanding of metallic nanostructures. The book addresses a wide audience, from the newcomer to the expert. Starting from fundamental concepts of adsorbate-surface interactions, the modification of electronic properties through electron confinement, and concepts of cluster production, it elucidates the distinct properties of the new metallic nanostructures.

Molecular Physics and Elements of Quantum Chemistry

Introduction to Experiments and Theory
Author: Hermann Haken,Hans Christoph Wolf
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540407928
Category: Computers
Page: 592
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Since the publication of the first edition of this book, there have been many im portant new developments in the field of molecular physics. The new methods and results which are most significant for students are treated extensively in this second edition. Among these are in particular single-molecule spectroscopy and the field of molecular electronics, which is in a stage of rapid development, including the areas of electroluminescence and organic light-emitting diodes. In addition, we have ex tended and corrected the earlier material in a number of places. We have also included exercises in this new edition; they will allow students to deepen their understanding and offer a basis for further individual study. The complete solutions to the exercises can be found on the Internet under www. springeronline. com/3-540-40792-S. We are grateful to Mr. C. -D. Bachem and Dr. Th. Schneider of the Springer Verlag for their continuous and very agreeable cooperation during the preparation of the book. We thank our colleague Prof. W. D. Brewer for his competent translation. Stuttgart, February 2004 H. Haken . H. C. Wolf Preface to the First Edition This textbook is intended for use by students of physics, physical chemistry, and theoretical chemistry. The reader is presumed to have a basic knowledge of atomic and quantum physics at the level provided, for example, by the first few chapters in our book The Physics of Atoms and Quanta.

Study Guide for Whitten/Davis/Peck/Stanley's Chemistry, 10th

Author: Kenneth W. Whitten,Raymond E. Davis,Larry Peck,George G. Stanley
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285950704
Category: Science
Page: 400
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Study more effectively and improve your performance at exam time with this comprehensive guide. The guide includes chapter summaries that highlight the main themes; study goals with section references; lists of important terms; a preliminary test for each chapter that provides an average of 80 drill and concept questions; and answers to the preliminary tests. The Study Guide helps you organize the material and practice applying the concepts of the core text. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Halliday Physik

Author: David Halliday,Robert Resnick,Jearl Walker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527812598
Category: Science
Page: 1800
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Noch bessere Didaktik, noch mehr Beispiele, noch mehr Aufgaben, noch mehr Spaß - die Neuauflage des "Halliday" erfüllt alle Wünsche an ein zeitgemäßes Lehrbuch der Physik! Das Lehrbuch bietet den gesamten Stoff der einführenden Experimentalphysik-Vorlesungen für Hauptfachstudenten. Mehrere Kapitel wurden im Sinne der besseren Verständlichkeit komplett umgeschrieben, etwa zum Gauß'schen Satz und zum elektrischen Potential. Die Kapitel zur Quantenmechanik sind deutlich umfangreicher und behandeln nun die Schrödinger-Gleichung ausführlicher bis hin zur Reflexion von Materiewellen an Potentialstufen und der Schwarzkörperstrahlung. Doch für die dritte Auflage wurden die Kapitel nicht nur überarbeitet, sondern didaktisch neu strukturiert: die Lerninhalte sind nun in Modulen organisiert, wobei jede Einheit die Lernziele explizit aufführt und die Schlüsselkonzepte zusammenfasst. So können Studentinnen und Studenten zielgerichtet lernen und den Lernerfolg nach der Lektüre selbst überprüfen. Das selbstständige Lernen wird unterstützt durch rund 300 im Text durchgerechnete Beispiele, 250 Verständnis-Checks, mehr als 650 konzeptionelle Fragen sowie mehr als 2500 Aufgaben unterschiedlichen Schwierigkeitsgrads.

Theory and Structure of Complex Compounds

Papers Presented at the Symposium Held in Wroclaw, Poland, 15–19 June 1962
Author: B. Jeżowska-Trzebiatowska
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483280950
Category: Science
Page: 720
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Theory and Structure of Complex Compounds presents the development of the chemistry of complex compounds. This book discusses the various applications of complex compounds in the laboratories and industry, particularly for preparation of reactor materials, for identification of chemical elements, and extraction of rare elements. Organized into 88 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the essential role that oxygen plays in chemical compounds, particularly in complex compounds. This text then examines the redox potentials for the manganese hematoporphyrin in a water solution. Other chapters consider the results of applying the treatment to the hexacarbonyls of chromium, tungsten, and molybdenum. This book discusses as well the optical rotatory dispersion of asymmetric organic and inorganic compounds. The final chapter deals with the general equation allowing determination of the equilibrium constants of the complex formation reaction from spectro-photometric measurements. This book is a valuable resource for chemists, physicists, scientists, and mathematicians.

The Biological Chemistry of the Elements

The Inorganic Chemistry of Life
Author: J. J. R. Frausto da Silva,R. J. P. Williams
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198508489
Category: Medical
Page: 575
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This text describes the functional role of the twenty inorganic elements essential to life in living organisms.

Chemical Sciences in the 20th Century

Bridging Boundaries
Author: Carsten Reinhardt
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527612742
Category: Science
Page: 297
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Chemistry in the last century was characterized by spectacular growth and advances, stimulated by revolutionary theories and experimental breakthroughs. Yet, despite this rapid development, the history of this scientific discipline has achieved only recently the status necessary to understand the effects of chemistry on the scientific and technological culture of the modern world. This book addresses the bridging of boundaries between chemistry and the other "classical" disciplines of science, physics and biology as well as the connections of chemistry to mathematics and technology. Chemical research is represented as an interconnected patchwork of scientific specialties, and this is shown by a mixture of case studies and broader overviews on the history of organic chemistry, theoretical chemistry, nuclear- and cosmochemistry, solid state chemistry, and biotechnology. All of these fields were at the center of the development of twentieth century chemistry, and the authors cover crucial topics such as the emergence of new subdisciplines and research fields, the science-technology relationship, and national styles of scientific work. This monograph represents a unique treasure trove for general historians and historians of science, while also appealing to those interested in the theoretical background and development of modern chemistry.

Stereochemical and Stereophysical Behaviour of Macrocycles

Author: Gerard Meurant
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 044459700X
Category: Science
Page: 257
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Stereochemical and Stereophysical Behavior of Macrocycles deals with the stereochemical and stereophysical properties of macrocyclic ligands and their coordination compounds. More specifically, the stereochemistry of metallic macrocyclics is discussed, along with the relationship between the thermodynamics and stereochemistry of macrocyclics and cryptates. The stereochemical aspects of the macrocycles of second and third row transition elements are also examined. Comprised of three chapters, this volume begins with an introduction to the stereochemistry of metallic macrocyclics as well as their structure, together with the conformation of their chemical rings and the steric effects of their coordination geometry. The next chapter considers the relationship between the thermodynamics and stereochemistry of macrocyclics and cryptates, with particular reference to the macrocyclic and cryptate effect. Cation-ligand interactions and solvent effects upon complex formation are described, along with macrocyclic and macrobicyclic ligands having different donor atoms. The final chapter is devoted to the stereochemical aspects of the macrocycles of transition metal ions, with additional comments on the stereochemistry of copper and nickel in unusual oxidation states. This book will be of interest to inorganic chemists.

Physical Chemistry for the Biomedical Sciences

Author: S.R. Logan
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780203484067
Category: Science
Page: 251
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This is an introductory text for students which will bring them up to speed ready for first-year university level physical chemistry. The text begins by looking at atoms and their structure, and goes on to study different phases of matter and relates them to forces acting between molecules. As the book progresses, it analyses both phase and chemical equilibria, energy and kinetics, and the final section is about reactive free radicals.

Applying Maths in the Chemical and Biomolecular Sciences

An Example-based Approach
Author: Godfrey Beddard
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199230919
Category: Mathematics
Page: 786
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Applying Maths in the Chemical and Biomolecular Sciences uses an extensive array of examples to demonstrate how mathematics is applied to probe and understand chemical and biological systems. It also embeds the use of software, showing how the application of maths and use of software now go hand-in-hand.