Physical Chemistry – David W. Ball – 2nd Edition


With its easy-to-read approach and focus on core topics, , 2e provides a concise, yet thorough examination of -based chemistry. The Second Edition, designed as a tool for who want to learn chemistry in a functional and relevant way, follows a traditional and now features an increased focus on thermochemistry, as well as new , new two-column examples, and a dynamic new four-color design.

Written by a dedicated chemical educator and researcher, the text also includes a review of calculus as applied to .

Table of Contents

1. Gases and the Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics.
2. The First Law of Thermodynamics.
3. The Second and Third Laws of Thermodynamics.
4. Free Energy and Chemical Potential.
5. Introduction to Chemical Equilibrium.
6. Equilibria in Single-Component Systems.
7. Equilibria in Multiple-Component Systems.
8. Electrochemistry and Ionic Solutions.
9. Pre-Quantum Mechanics.
10. Introduction to Quantum Mechanics.
11. Quantum Mechanics: Model Systems and the Hydrogen Atom.
12. Atoms and Molecules.
13. Introduction to Symmetry in Quantum Mechanics.
14. Rotational and Vibrational Spectroscopy.
15. Introduction to Electronic Spectroscopy and Structure.
16. Introduction to Magnetic Spectroscopy.
17. Statistical Thermodynamics: Introduction.
18. More Statistical Thermodynamics.
19. The Kinetic Theory of Gases.
20. Kinetics.
21. The Solid State: Crystals.
22. Surfaces.
Answers to Selected Exercises.
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