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Title

Physical Chemistry: Statistical Mechanics
Author

Horia Metiu
Organization: University of California, Santa Barbara
Book information

Publisher: Taylor and Francis (New York, NY)
Copyright year: 2006
ISBN: 0815340850
Medium: Paperback
Includes: CD-ROM
Pages: 292
Out of print?: N
Additional cataloguing information: ISBN-13: 9780815340850
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Contents

The Fundamental Equations of Statistical Mechanics | The Physical Interpretation of the Fundamental Equations of Statistical Mechanics | Interpretation of the Thermodynamic Quantities | The Partition Function of a System of Independent Particles | The Partition Function of an Ideal Gas of Atoms | The Thermodynamic Functions of an Ideal Gas of Atoms | The Thermodynamics Properties of an Ideal Gas for Which Electronic and Nuclear Contributions Are Negligible | A Test of the Theory for a Gas for Which Electronic and Nuclear Degrees of Freedom Matter | The Statistical Mechanics of a Gas of Diatomic Molecules | A Gas of Diatomic Molecules: Comparison with Experiment | Chemical Equilibrium | Transition State Theory: Fundamental Concepts | Transition State Theory: The Motion of a Chemisorbed Atom along the Surface | Transition State Theory: The Rate Constant | Transition State Theory: Calculating the Rate Constant | Appendix A1: Values of Some Physical Constants | Appendix A2: Energy Conversion Factors
Description

This is an undergraduate textbook on physical chemistry published as four separate paperback volumes. It combines a thorough presentation of the theoretical and mathematical aspects of the subject with examples and applications drawn from current industrial and academic research and actual experimental data.

The books closely integrate theoretical chemistry teachings with industrial and laboratory practice, providing a realistic grounding for future practicing chemists and engineers. Each volume includes Mathematica workbooks on CD-ROM.
Subjects

*Education > College
*Engineering
*Science > Chemistry
*Science > Physics > Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
Keywords

statistical mechanics, physical chemistry, thermodynamic functions, absorption spectroscopy, emission spectroscopy, matrix isolation spectroscopy, Stirling's approximation, partition function, Helmoltz free energy, transition state theory
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