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Author Linder, Bruno.

Title Elementary physical chemistry / Bruno Linder
Published Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 143 pages) : illustrations
Contents 1. State of matter. Properties of gases. 1.1. State of matter. 1.2. Description of some states of matter. 1.3. Units. 1.4. Ideal or perfect gas law. 1.5. Evaluation of the gas constant, R. 1.6. Mixtures of gases. 1.7. The kinetic theory of gases. 1.8. Molecular collisions. 1.9. Diffusion of gases. Graham's Law. 1.10. Molecular Basis of Graham's Law. 1.11. Real gases -- 2. The first law of thermodynamics. 2.1. Classification. 2.2. System and surrounding. 2.3. Work and heat. 2.4. Measurement of work. 2.5. Reversible process. 2.6. Measurement of heat. 2.7. Internal energy. 2.8. Exact and inexact differentials. 2.9. Relation of [symbol]U to qv (q at constant volume). 2.10. Heat capacity. 2.11. Enthalpy changes in chemical reactions. 2.12. Standard enthalpy. 2.13. Variation of enthalpy with temperature -- 3. The second law of thermodynamics. 3.1. Statements of the second law. 3.2. Carnot cycle. 3.3. Engine efficiency. 3.4. Determination of entropy -- 4. The third law of thermodynamics. 4.1. Standard entropy. 4.2. Molecular interpretation of entropy. 4.3. The surroundings. 4.4. The entropy of the surroundings -- 5. The free energy functions. 5.1. The Gibbs free energy. 5.2. Free energy changes in chemical reactions. 5.3. Variation of G with T and P. 5.4. Generalization of the free energy activity. 5.5. Partial molar, molal quantities. 5.6. The chemical potential. 5.7. Relation of [symbol] to the equilibrium constant, K. 5.8. Variation of K with T -- 6. Phase and chemical equilibria. 6.1. Phase equilibrium. 6.2. Chemical equilibrium. Mixtures -- 7. Chemical kinetics. 7.1. The rates of reactions. 7.2. Order of reaction. 7.3. Units of the reaction rate constant, k. 7.4. Determination of the rate law. 7.5. Integrated rate law. 7.6. Half-lives. 7.7. Other reaction orders. 7.8. Concentration of products. 7.9. Temperature-dependent reaction rates. The Arrhenius Equation. 7.10. Reaction rate theories. 7.11. Rate law mechanisms. 7.12. The steady state approximation. 7.13. The rate-determining step (or equilibrium) approximation. 7.14. Unimolecular reactions. 7.15. Chain reactions
Summary This book is designed for a one-semester course, for undergraduates, not necessarily chemistry majors, who need to know something about physical chemistry. The emphasis is not on mathematical rigor, but subtleties and conceptual difficulties are not hidden. It covers the essential topics in physical chemistry, including the state of matter, thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, phase and chemical equilibria, introduction to quantum theory, and molecular spectroscopy
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Subject Chemistry, Physical and theoretical.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789814299688 (electronic bk.)
9814299685 (electronic bk.)