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Physical Chemistry By William M. Davis (Texas Lutheran University, Seguin, USA)

Physical Chemistry
by William M. Davis (Texas Lutheran University, Seguin, USA)

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Previous ed.: Physical chemistry / Clifford E. Dykstra. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, c1997.
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Physical Chemistry: A Modern Introduction, Second Edition by William M. Davis (Texas Lutheran University, Seguin, USA)

Designed for a two-semester introductory course sequence in physical chemistry, Physical Chemistry: A Modern Introduction, Second Edition offers a streamlined introduction to the subject. Focusing on core concepts, the text stresses fundamental issues and includes basic examples rather than the myriad of applications often presented in other, more encyclopedic books. Physical chemistry need not appear as a large assortment of different, disconnected, and sometimes intimidating topics. Instead, students should see that physical chemistry provides a coherent framework for chemical knowledge, from the molecular to the macroscopic level.

The book offers:

  • Novel organization to foster student understanding, giving students the strongest sophistication in the least amount of time and preparing them to tackle more challenging topics
  • Strong problem-solving emphasis, with numerous end-of-chapter practice exercises, over two dozen in-text worked examples, and a number of clearly identified spreadsheet exercises
  • A quick review in calculus, via an appendix providing the necessary mathematical background for the study of physical chemistry
  • Powerful streamlined development of group theory and advanced topics in quantum mechanics, via appendices covering molecular symmetry and special quantum mechanical approaches

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About William M. Davis (Texas Lutheran University, Seguin, USA)


William M. Davis received his BSc (honors) in chemistry from the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada, and his MSc and PhD from the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. He taught lecture and laboratory sections of general, physical, and inorganic chemistry at several Canadian universities before moving to Texas to take up a tenure-track position at The University of Texas at Brownsville, where he taught general, physical, inorganic, analytical, organic, and environmental chemistry for 10 years. In 2008, he moved to Texas Lutheran University, where he is currently an Associate Professor and Chair of Chemistry and holds the George Kieffer Fellowship in Science. Dr. Davis's research interests include application of computational and analytical chemistry techniques to systems of environmental and biochemical interest.

Table of Contents


Preface
Acknowledgments
Author
Guide for Students
List of Special Examples

World of Atoms and Molecules

Introduction to Physical Chemistry
Theory and Experiment in Physical Chemistry
Atomic and Molecular Energies
Configurations, Entropy, and Volume
Energy, Entropy, and Temperature
Distribution Law Derivation
Conclusions
Point of Interest: James Clerk Maxwell
Exercises
Bibliography

Ideal and Real Gases

The Ideal Gas Laws
Collisions and Pressure
Nonideal Behavior
Thermodynamic State Functions
Energy and Thermodynamic Relations
Conclusions
Point of Interest: Intermolecular Interactions
Exercises
Bibliography

Changes of State

Pressure-Volume Work
Reversibility, Heat, and Work
Entropy
The Laws of Thermodynamics
Heat Capacities
Joule-Thomson Expansion
Conclusions
Point of Interest: Heat Capacities of Solids
Exercises
Bibliography

Phases and Multicomponent Systems

Phases and Phase Diagrams
The Chemical Potential
Clapeyron Equation
First- and Second-Order Phase Transitions
Conclusions
Point of Interest: Josiah Willard Gibbs
Exercises
Bibliography

Activity and Equilibrium of Gases and Solutions

Activities and Fugacities of Gases
Activities of Solutions
Vapor Pressure Behavior of Solutions
Equilibrium Constants
Phase Equilibria Involving Solutions
Conclusions.
Point of Interest: Gilbert Newton Lewis
Exercises.
Bibliography

Chemical Reactions: Kinetics, Dynamics, and Equilibrium

Reaction of Atoms and Molecules
Collisions and Transport
Rate Equations
Rate Laws for Complex Reactions
Temperature Dependence and Solvent Effects
Reaction Thermodynamics
Electrochemical Reactions
Conclusions
Point of Interest: Galactic Reaction Chemistry
Exercises
Bibliography

Vibrational Mechanics of Particle Systems

Classical Particle Mechanics and Vibration
Vibration in Several Degrees of Freedom
Quantum Phenomena and Wave Character
Quantum Mechanical Harmonic Oscillator
Harmonic Vibration of Many Particles
Conclusions
Point of Interest
Exercises
Bibliography

Molecular Quantum Mechanics

Quantum Mechanical Operators
Information from Wavefunctions
Multidimensional Problems and Separability
Particles with Box and Step Potentials
Rigid Rotator and Angular Momentum
Coupling of Angular Momenta
Variation Theory
Perturbation Theory
Conclusions
Point of Interest: The Quantum Revolution
The Solvay Conference
Exercises
Bibliography

Vibrational-Rotational Spectroscopy

Molecular Spectroscopy and Transitions
Vibration and Rotation of a Diatomic Molecule
Vibrational Anharmonicity and Spectra
Rotational Spectroscopy
Harmonic Picture of Polyatomic Vibrations
Polyatomic Vibrational Spectroscopy
Conclusions
Point of Interest: Laser Spectroscopy
Exercises
Bibliography

Electronic Structure
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Hydrogen and One-Electron Atoms
Orbital and Spin Angular Momentum
Atomic Orbitals and Atomic States
Molecules and the Born-Oppenheimer Approximation
Antisymmetrization of Electronic Wavefunctions
Molecular Electronic Structure
Visible-Ultraviolet Spectra of Molecules
Properties and Electronic Structure
Conclusions
Point of Interest: John Clarke Slater
Exercises
Bibliography
Advanced Texts and Monographs

Statistical Mechanics

Probability
Ensembles and Arrangements
Distributions and the Chemical Potential
Molecular Partition Functions
Thermodynamic Functions
Heat Capacities
Conclusions
Point of Interest: Lars Onsager
Exercises
Bibliography

Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

Nuclear Spin States
Nuclear Spin-Spin Coupling
Electron Spin Resonance Spectra
Extensions of Magnetic Resonance
Conclusions
Point of Interest: The NMR Revolution
Exercises
Bibliography

Introduction to Surface Chemistry

Interfacial Layer and Surface Tension
Adsorption and Desorption
Langmuir Theory of Adsorption
Temperature and Pressure Effects on Surfaces
Surface Characterization Techniques
Conclusions
Point of Interest: Irving Langmuir
Exercises
Bibliography

Appendix A: Mathematical Background

Appendix B: Molecular Symmetry
Appendix C: Special Quantum Mechanical Approaches
Appendix D: Table of Integrals.
Appendix E: Table of Atomic Masses and Nuclear Spins
Appendix F: Fundamental Constants and Conversion of Units
Appendix G: Tables.
Appendix H: Points of Interest.
Appendix I: Atomic Masses and Percent Natural Abundance of Light Elements.
Appendix J: Values of Constants
Appendix K: The Greek Alphabet
Answers to Selected Exercises
Index

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Physical Chemistry: A Modern Introduction, Second Edition by William M. Davis (Texas Lutheran University, Seguin, USA)
William M. Davis (Texas Lutheran University, Seguin, USA)
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