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**ISBN:**
9788130919195

**Bind:**
Paperback

**Year: **
2020

**Pages:**
1296

**Size:**
153 x 229 mm

**Publisher:**
University Science Books

**Published in India by:**
Viva Books

**Exclusive Distributors:**
Viva Books

**Sales Territory:**
India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka

**Reviews:**

*"It will be a superb book, greatly appreciated and treasured by generations of students to come. My congratulations to the authors for a task so well executed. All of us who labor to teach the dreaded PCHEM courses are in your debt."*

**—Richard N Zare, Sanford University**

*"A clearly written, student-oriented text. It has a fresh approach and a logical organization that will have a significant impact on the teaching of physical chemistry."*

**—Raymond Chang, Williams College**

*"A lively, broad presentation that develops the subject from a logical, modern, microscopic-first perspective."*

**—Anne B Meyers, University of Rochester**

*"The great strengths of this text are its novel treatment of such current topics as molecular spectroscopy, electronic structure computations, molecular beam methods and time-resolved measurements of chemical systems."*

**—John H Frederick University of Nevada, Reno**

**Description:**

As the first modern physical chemistry textbook to cover quantum mechanics before thermodynamics and kinetics, this book provides a contemporary approach to the study of physical chemistry. By beginning with quantum chemistry, students will learn the fundamental principles upon which all modern physical chemistry is built. The text includes a special set of "Math Chapters" to review and summarize the mathematical tools required to master the material. Thermodynamics is simultaneously taught from a bulk and microscopic viewpoint that enables the student to understand how bulk properties of materials are related to the properties of individual constituent molecules. This new text includes a variety of modern research topics in physical chemistry as well as hundreds of worked problems and examples.

**Target Audience:**

Students of chemistry

**Contents:**

The Dawn of Quantum Theory • Math Chapter A/Complex Numbers • The Classical Wave Equation • Math Chapter B/Probability and Statistics • The Schrodinger Equation and a Particle In a Box • Math Chapter C/ Vectors • Some Postulates and General Principles of Quantum Mechanics • Math Chapter D/ Spherical Coordinates • The Harmonic Oscillator and the Rigid Rotator: Two Spectroscopic Models • The Hydrogen Atom • Math Chapter E/ Determinants • Approximation Methods • Multielectron Atoms • The Chemical Bond: Diatomic Molecules • Bonding in Polyatomic Molecules • Computational Quantum Chemistry • Math Chapter F/ Matrices • Group Theory: The Exploitation of Symmetry • Molecular Spectroscopy • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy • Lasers, Laser Spectroscopy, and Photochemistry • Math Chapter G/Numerical Methods • The Properties of Gases • Math Chapter H/Partial Derivatives • The Boltzmann Factor and Partition Functions • Math Chapter I/Series and Limits • 18. Partition Functions and Ideal Gases • The First Law of Thermodynamics • Math Chapter J/ The Binomial Distribution and Stirling's Approximation • Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics • Entropy and the Third Law of Thermodynamics • Helmholtz and Gibbs Energies • Phase Equilibria • Chemical Equilibria • The Kinetic Theory of Gases • Chemical Kinetics I: Rate Laws • Chemical Kinetics II: Reaction Mechanisms • Gas-Phase Reaction Dynamics • Solids and Surface Chemistry • Answers to Numerical Problems • Index.

**About the Authors:**

**Donald McQuarrie** received his PhD from the University of Oregon, and is Professor Emeritus from the Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Davis.

**John D. Simon** became the first George B. Geller Professor of Chemistry at Duke University in 1998. He is currently Chair Chemistry Department at Duke and a faculty member of the Biochemistry, and Ophthalmology Departments of the Duke Medical Center

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