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Atkins’ Physical Chemistry (Twelfth Edition)  

Peter AtkinsFellow of Lincoln College, University of Oxford, Oxford, UKClose
Julio de PaulaProfessor of Chemistry, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon, USAClose
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James KeelerAssociate Professor of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, and Walters Fellow in Chemistry at Selwyn College, Cambridge, UK.Close
Published in Print:05 December 2022 Published Online:31 August 2023
Publisher:Oxford University Press


Physical Chemistry provides a comprehensive overview of this topic. It starts off with looking into the properties of gases. It then covers the First, Second, and Third Laws. Next it looks into physical transformations of pure substances, simple mixtures, and chemical equilibrium. The text also considers quantum theory, atomic structure and spectra, molecular structure, molecular symmetry, and molecular spectroscopy. There follows a chapter about magnetic resonance. The text then looks at statistical thermodynamics. The last quarter of the book considers molecular interactions, solids, molecules in motion, chemical kinetic, and reaction dynamics. The last chapter covers processes at solid surfaces.

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