Atkins’ Physical Chemistry by Peter Atkins & Julio de Paula 8th Edition

Atkins’ Physical Chemistry by Peter Atkins & Julio de Paula 8th Edition

Atkins’ Physical Chemistry by Peter Atkins & Julio de Paula 8th Edition

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Atkins’ Physical Chemistry



Peter Atkins

Professor of Chemistry,
University of Oxford, and Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford

Julio de Paula

Professor and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon


Table of Contents

PART 1 Equilibrium

1 The properties of gases

The perfect gas

Real gases

2 The First Law

The basic concepts


State functions and exact differentials

3 The Second Law

The direction of spontaneous change

Concentrating on the system

Combining the First and Second Laws

4 Physical transformations of pure substances

Phase diagrams

Phase stability and phase transitions

5 Simple mixtures

The thermodynamic description of mixtures

The properties of solutions


6 Phase diagrams

Phases, components, and degrees of freedom

Two-component systems

7 Chemical equilibrium

Spontaneous chemical reactions

The response of equilibria to the conditions

Equilibrium electrochemistry

PART 2 Structure

Atkins’ Physical Chemistry

8 Quantum theory: introduction and principles

The origins of quantum mechanics

The dynamics of microscopic systems

Quantum mechanical principles

Translational motion

Vibrational motion

Rotational motion

Techniques of approximation

10 Atomic structure and atomic spectra

The structure and spectra of hydrogenic atoms

The structures of many-electron atoms

The spectra of complex atoms

11 Molecular structure

The Born–Oppenheimer approximation

Valence-bond theory

Molecular orbital theory

Molecular orbitals for polyatomic systems

12 Molecular symmetry

The symmetry elements of objects

Applications to molecular orbital theory and spectroscopy

General features of spectroscopy

Pure rotation spectra

The vibrations of diatomic molecules

The vibrations of polyatomic molecules

14 Molecular spectroscopy 2: electronic transitions

The characteristics of electronic transitions

The fates of electronically excited states

Lasers Atkins’ Physical Chemistry

15 Molecular spectroscopy 3: magnetic resonance

The effect of magnetic fields on electrons and nuclei

Nuclear magnetic resonance

Pulse techniques in NMR

Electron paramagnetic resonance

16 Statistical thermodynamics 1: the concepts

The distribution of molecular states

The internal energy and the entropy

The canonical partition function

17 Statistical thermodynamics 2: applications

Fundamental relations

Using statistical thermodynamics

18 Molecular interactions

Electric properties of molecules

Interactions between molecules

Gases and liquids

19 Materials 1: macromolecules and aggregates

Determination of size and shape

Structure and dynamics


Crystal lattices

Crystal structure

The properties of solids

PART 3 Change

21 Molecules in motion

Molecular motion in gases

Molecular motion in liquids


22 The rates of chemical reactions

Empirical chemical kinetics

Accounting for the rate laws

23 The kinetics of complex reactions

Chain reactions

Polymerization kinetics

Homogeneous catalysis


24 Molecular reaction dynamics

Reactive encounters

Transition state theory

The dynamics of molecular collisions

Electron transfer inhomogeneous systems

25 Processes on solid surfaces

The growth and structure of solid surfaces

The extent of adsorption

Heterogeneous catalysis

Processes at electrodes

Appendix 1 Quantities, units, and notational

Names of quantities

Units Atkins’ Physical Chemistry

Notational conventions

Appendix 2 Mathematical techniques

Basic procedures


Statistics and probability

Matrix algebra

Appendix 3 Essential concepts of physics


Classical mechanics



Data section

Answers to ‘b’ exercises

Answers to selected problems


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