Physical Chemistry for the Chemical Sciences 1st edition

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Raymond Chang and John W. Thoman, Jr.
Publisher: University Science Books

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  • Chapter 1: Introduction and Gas Laws
    • 1: End of Chapter Problems (15)
    • 1.1: Nature of Physical Chemistry
    • 1.2: Some Basic Definitions
    • 1.3: An Operational Definition of Temperature
    • 1.4: Units
    • 1.5: The Ideal Gas Law
    • 1.6: Dalton's Law of Partial Pressures
    • 1.7: Real Gases
    • 1.8: Condensation of Gases and the Critical State
    • 1.9: The Law of Corresponding States
    • 1: WebAssign Answer Entry Tutorials

  • Chapter 2: Kinetic Theory of Gases
    • 2: End of Chapter Problems (17)
    • 2.1: The Model
    • 2.2: Pressure of a Gas
    • 2.3: Kinetic Energy and Temperature
    • 2.4: The Maxwell Distribution Laws
    • 2.5: Molecular Collisions and the Mean Free Path
    • 2.6: The Barometric Formula
    • 2.7: Gas Viscosity
    • 2.8: Graham's Laws of Diffusion and Effusion
    • 2.9: Equipartition of Energy
    • 2: WebAssign Answer Entry Tutorials

  • Chapter 3: The First Law of Thermodynamics
    • 3: End of Chapter Problems (22)
    • 3.1: Work and Heat
    • 3.2: The First Law of Thermodynamics
    • 3.3: Enthalpy
    • 3.4: A Closer Look at Heat Capacities
    • 3.5: Gas Expansion
    • 3.6: The Joule–Thomson Effect
    • 3.7: Thermochemistry
    • 3.8: Bond Energies and Bond Enthalpies
    • 3: WebAssign Answer Entry Tutorials

  • Chapter 4: The Second Law of Thermodynamics
    • 4: End of Chapter Problems (15)
    • 4.1: Spontaneous Processes
    • 4.2: Entropy
    • 4.3: The Carnot Heat Engine
    • 4.4: The Second Law of Thermodynamics
    • 4.5: Entropy Changes
    • 4.6: The Third Law of Thermodynamics
    • 4.7: The Meaning of Entropy
    • 4.8: Residual Entropy
    • 4: WebAssign Answer Entry Tutorials

  • Chapter 5: Gibbs and Helmholtz Energies and Their Applications
    • 5: End of Chapter Problems (15)
    • 5.1: Gibbs and Helmholtz Energies
    • 5.2: The Meaning of Helmholtz and Gibbs Energies
    • 5.3: Standard Molar Gibbs Energy of Formation (Δf°)
    • 5.4: Dependence of Gibbs Energy on Temperature and Pressure
    • 5.5: Gibbs Energy and Phase Equilibria
    • 5.6: Thermodynamics of Rubber Elasticity
    • 5: WebAssign Answer Entry Tutorials

  • Chapter 6: Nonelectrolyte Solutions
    • 6: End of Chapter Problems (18)
    • 6.1: Concentration Units
    • 6.2: Partial Molar Quantities
    • 6.3: Thermodynamics of Mixing
    • 6.4: Binary Mixtures of Volatile Liquids
    • 6.5: Real Solutions
    • 6.6: Phase Equilibria of Two-Component Systems
    • 6.7: Colligative Properties
    • 6: WebAssign Answer Entry Tutorials

  • Chapter 7: Electrolyte Solutions
    • 7: End of Chapter Problems (15)
    • 7.1: Electrical Conduction in Solution
    • 7.2: A Molecular View of the Solution Process
    • 7.3: Thermodynamics of Ions in Solution
    • 7.4: Ionic Activity
    • 7.5: Debye–Hückel Theory of Electrolytes
    • 7.6: Colligative Properties of Electrolyte Solutions
    • 7: WebAssign Answer Entry Tutorials

  • Chapter 8: Chemical Equilibrium
    • 8: End of Chapter Problems (15)
    • 8.1: Chemical Equilibrium in Gaseous Systems
    • 8.2: Reactions in Solution
    • 8.3: Heterogeneous Equilibria
    • 8.4: Multiple Equilibria and Coupled Reactions
    • 8.5: The Influence of Temperature, Pressure, and Catalysts on the Equilibrium Constant
    • 8.6: Binding of Ligands and Metal Ions to Macromolecules
    • 8: WebAssign Answer Entry Tutorials

  • Chapter 9: Electrochemistry
    • 9: End of Chapter Problems (15)
    • 9.1: Electrochemical Cells
    • 9.2: Single-Electrode Potential
    • 9.3: Thermodynamics of Electrochemical Cells
    • 9.4: Types of Electrodes
    • 9.5: Types of Electrochemical Cells
    • 9.6: Applications of EMF Measurements
    • 9.7: Membrane Potential
    • 9: WebAssign Answer Entry Tutorials

  • Chapter 10: Quantum Mechanics
    • 10: End of Chapter Problems (14)
    • 10.1: Wave Properties of Light
    • 10.2: Blackbody Radiation and Planck's Quantum Theory
    • 10.3: The Photoelectric Effect
    • 10.4: Bohr's Theory of the Hydrogen Emission Spectrum
    • 10.5: de Broglie's Postulate
    • 10.6: The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle
    • 10.7: Postulates of Quantum Mechanics
    • 10.8: The Schrödinger Wave Equation
    • 10.9: Particle in a One-Dimensional Box
    • 10.10: Particle in a Two-Dimensional Box
    • 10.11: Particle on a Ring
    • 10.12: Quantum Mechanical Tunneling
    • 10: WebAssign Answer Entry Tutorials

  • Chapter 11: Applications of Quantum Mechanics to Spectroscopy
    • 11: End of Chapter Problems (14)
    • 11.1: Vocabulary of Spectroscopy
    • 11.2: Microwave Spectroscopy
    • 11.3: Infrared Spectroscopy
    • 11.4: Symmetry and Group Theory
    • 11.5: Raman Spectroscopy
    • 11: WebAssign Answer Entry Tutorials

  • Chapter 12: Electronic Structure of Atoms
    • 12: End of Chapter Problems (13)
    • 12.1: The Hydrogen Atom
    • 12.2: The Radial Distribution Function
    • 12.3: Hydrogen Atomic Orbitals
    • 12.4: Hydrogen Atom Energy Levels
    • 12.5: Spin Angular Momentum
    • 12.6: The Helium Atom
    • 12.7: Pauli Exclusion Principle
    • 12.8: Aufbau Principle
    • 12.9: Variational Principle
    • 12.10: Hartree–Fock Self-Consistent-Field Method
    • 12.11: Perturbation Theory
    • 12: WebAssign Answer Entry Tutorials

  • Chapter 13: Molecular Electronic Structure and the Chemical Bond
    • 13: End of Chapter Problems (14)
    • 13.1: The Hydrogen Molecular Cation
    • 13.2: The Hydrogen Molecule
    • 13.3: Valence Bond Approach
    • 13.4: Molecular Orbital Approach
    • 13.5: Homonuclear and Heteronuclear Diatomic Molecules
    • 13.6: Polyatomic Molecules
    • 13.7: Resonance and Electron Delocalization
    • 13.8: Hückel Molecular Orbital Theory
    • 13.9: Computational Chemistry Methods
    • 13: WebAssign Answer Entry Tutorials

  • Chapter 14: Electronic Spectroscopy and Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
    • 14: End of Chapter Problems (17)
    • 14.1: Molecular Electronic Spectroscopy
    • 14.2: Fluorescence and Phosphorescence
    • 14.3: Lasers
    • 14.4: Applications of Laser Spectroscopy
    • 14.5: Photoelectron Spectroscopy
    • 14.6: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
    • 14.7: Electron Spin Resonance Spectroscopy
    • 14: WebAssign Answer Entry Tutorials

  • Chapter 15: Chemical Kinetics
    • 15: End of Chapter Problems (18)
    • 15.1: Reaction Rate
    • 15.2: Reaction Order
    • 15.3: Molecularity of a Reaction
    • 15.4: More Complex Reactions
    • 15.5: The Effect of Temperature on Reaction Rate
    • 15.6: Potential-Energy Surfaces
    • 15.7: Theories of Reaction Rates
    • 15.8: Isotope Effects in Chemical Reactions
    • 15.9: Reactions in Solution
    • 15.10: Fast Reactions in Solution
    • 15.11: Oscillating Reactions
    • 15.12: Enzyme Kinetics
    • 15: WebAssign Answer Entry Tutorials

  • Chapter 16: Photochemistry
    • 16: End of Chapter Problems (12)
    • 16.1: Introduction
    • 16.2: Earth's Atmosphere
    • 16.3: The Greenhouse Effect
    • 16.4: Photochemical Smog
    • 16.5: Stratospheric Ozone
    • 16.6: Chemiluminescence and Bioluminescence
    • 16.7: Biological Effects of Radiation
    • 16: WebAssign Answer Entry Tutorials

  • Chapter 17: Intermolecular Forces
    • 17: End of Chapter Problems (14)
    • 17.1: Intermolecular Interactions
    • 17.2: The Ionic Bond
    • 17.3: Types of Intermolecular Forces
    • 17.4: Hydrogen Bonding
    • 17.5: The Structure and Properties of Water
    • 17.6: Hydrophobic Interaction
    • 17: WebAssign Answer Entry Tutorials

  • Chapter 18: The Solid State
    • 18: End of Chapter Problems (19)
    • 18.1: Classification of Crystal Systems
    • 18.2: The Bragg Equation
    • 18.3: Structural Determination by X-Ray Diffraction
    • 18.4: Types of Crystals
    • 18: WebAssign Answer Entry Tutorials

  • Chapter 19: The Liquid State
    • 19: End of Chapter Problems (17)
    • 19.1: Structure of Liquids
    • 19.2: Viscosity
    • 19.3: Surface Tension
    • 19.4: Diffusion
    • 19.5: Liquid Crystals
    • 19: WebAssign Answer Entry Tutorials

  • Chapter 20: Statistical Thermodynamics
    • 20: End of Chapter Problems (10)
    • 20.1: The Boltzmann Distribution Law
    • 20.2: The Partition Function
    • 20.3: Molecular Partition Function
    • 20.4: Thermodynamic Quantities from Partition Functions
    • 20.5: Chemical Equilibrium
    • 20.6: Transition-State Theory
    • 20: WebAssign Answer Entry Tutorials


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Chapter 1: Introduction and Gas Laws
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