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 Focus sections 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-focus 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.
Online Resource Centre:
For registered adopters of the book:
* Figures and tables of data from the book, ready to download.
* A test bank of additional multiple-choice questions, linked to relevant sections of the book
*Multiple choice questions to support self-directed learning
*Final numerical answers to the end-of-focus questions in the book.
Peter Atkins is a fellow of Lincoln College in the University of Oxford and the author of more than sixty books for students and a general audience. His texts are market leaders around the globe. A frequent lecturer in the United States and throughout the world, he has held visiting professorships in France, Israel, Japan, China, and New Zealand. He was the founding chairman of the Committee on Chemistry Education of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry and was a member of IUPAC's Physical and Biophysical Chemistry Division. Peter was the 2016 recipient of the American Chemical Society's Grady-Stack Award for science journalism. Julio de Paula is Professor of Chemistry and Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at Lewis & Clark College. A native of Brazil, Professor de Paula received a B.A. degree in chemistry from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and a Ph.D. in biophysical chemistry from Yale University. His research activities encompass the areas of molecular spectroscopy, biophysical chemistry, and nanoscience. He has taught courses in general chemistry, physical chemistry, biophysical chemistry, instrumental analysis, and writing.
FOCUS 1: THE PROPERTIES OF GASES; FOCUS 2: THE FIRST LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS; FOCUS 3: THE SECOND LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS; FOCUS 4: PHYSICAL TRANSFORMATIONS; FOCUS 5: CHEMICAL CHANGE; FOCUS 6: CHEMICAL KINETICS; FOCUS 7: QUANTUM THEORY; FOCUS 8: ATOMIC STRUCTURE; FOCUS 9: THE CHEMICAL BOND; FOCUS 10: MOLECULAR INTERACTIONS; FOCUS 11: MOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY; FOCUS 12: STATISTICAL THERMODYNAMICS; FOCUS 13: MAGNETIC RESONANCE; FOCUS 14: MACROMOLECULES AND AGGREGATES; FOCUS 15: SOLIDS