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Physical Chemistry: Statistical Mechanics
Physical Chemistry: Statistical Mechanics
by Horia Metiu
  • Publisher: Taylor and Francis
  • Year: 2006
  • ISBN: 0815340850 (Paperback)
  • 292 pp
  • Book Includes: CD-ROM
Description
This is an undergraduate textbook on physical chemistry published as four separate paperback volumes. It combines a thorough presentation of the theoretical and mathematical aspects of the subject with examples and applications drawn from current industrial and academic research and actual experimental data.

The books closely integrate theoretical chemistry teachings with industrial and laboratory practice, providing a realistic grounding for future practicing chemists and engineers. Each volume includes Mathematica workbooks on CD-ROM. Contents
The Fundamental Equations of Statistical Mechanics | The Physical Interpretation of the Fundamental Equations of Statistical Mechanics | Interpretation of the Thermodynamic Quantities | The Partition Function of a System of Independent Particles | The Partition Function of an Ideal Gas of Atoms | The Thermodynamic Functions of an Ideal Gas of Atoms | The Thermodynamics Properties of an Ideal Gas for Which Electronic and Nuclear Contributions Are Negligible | A Test of the Theory for a Gas for Which Electronic and Nuclear Degrees of Freedom Matter | The Statistical Mechanics of a Gas of Diatomic Molecules | A Gas of Diatomic Molecules: Comparison with Experiment | Chemical Equilibrium | Transition State Theory: Fundamental Concepts | Transition State Theory: The Motion of a Chemisorbed Atom along the Surface | Transition State Theory: The Rate Constant | Transition State Theory: Calculating the Rate Constant | Appendix A1: Values of Some Physical Constants | Appendix A2: Energy Conversion Factors Related Topics
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