Physical Chemistry – Gilbert William Castellan – 3rd Edition


Physical chemistry is the quantitative study of the physical properties of matter, including their transformations. The properties of macroscopic matter at equilibrium (such as the relationships among , pressure, and volume in gases; heat capacity of solids; solubility of saturated ; melting and boiling temperatures; and behavior of electrolyte solutions, to name a few) are historically among the earlier interests of physical chemistry.

In this third edition, core applications have been added along with more recent developments in the theories of reaction kinetics and quantum mechanics, as well as in the experimental study of extremely rapid chemical reactions.

* Fully revised concise edition covering recent developments in the field
* Supports student learning with step by step explanation of fundamental principles, an appropriate level of math rigor, and pedagogical tools to aid comprehension
* Encourages readers to apply theory in practical situations

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Table of Contents

Some Fundamental Chemical Concepts
Empirical Properties of Gases
Real Gases
The Structure of Gases
Some Properties of Liquids and Solids
The Laws of Thermodynamics: Generalities and the Zerothe Law
Energy and the First Law of Thermodynamics: Thermochemistry
Introduction to the Second Law of Thermodynamics
Properties of the Entropy and the Third Law of Thermodynamics
Spontaneity and Equilibrium
Systems of Variable Composition: Chemical Equilibrium
Phase Equilibrium in Simple Systems: The Phase Rule
Solutions: The ideal Solution and Colligative Properties
Solutions: More Than One Volatile Component; The ideal Dilute Solution
Equilibria Between Condensed Phases
Equilibria in Nonideal Systems
Equilibria in Electronchmical Cells
Surface Phenomena
The Structure of Matter
Introduction to Quantum Mechanical Principles
The Quantum Mechanics of Some Simple Systems
The Hydrogen Atom
The Covalent Bond
Atomic Spectroscopy
Molecular Spectroscopy
Intermolecular Forces
Structure of Solids
Electronic Structure and Macroscopic Properties
Structure and Thermodynamic Properties
Transport Properties
Electrical Conduction
Chemical Kinetics: Empirical Laws and Mechanism
Chemical Kinetics: Theoretical Aspects
Chemical Kinetics: Heterogeneous Reactions, electrolysis, Photochemistry
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