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Engel and Reid's Physical Chemistryprovides students with a contemporary and accurate overview of physical chemistry while focusing on basic principles that unite the sub-disciplines of the field. The Third Editioncontinues to emphasize fundamental concepts, while presenting cutting-edge research developments to emphasize the vibrancy of physical chemistry today.

Author Biography

Thomas Engel has taught chemistry for more than 20 years at the University of Washington, where he is currently Professor of Chemistry and Associate Chair for the Undergraduate Program. Professor Engel received his bachelor's and master's degrees in chemistry from the Johns Hopkins University, and his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Chicago. He then spent 11 years as a researcher in Germany and Switzerland, in which time he received the Dr. rer. nat. habil. degree from the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich. In 1980, he left the IBM research laboratory in Zurich to become a faculty member at the University of Washington.
Professor Engel's research interests are in the area of surface chemistry, and he has published more than 80 articles and book chapters in this field. He has received the Surface Chemistry or Colloids Award from the American Chemical Society and a Senior Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, which has allowed him to establish collaborations with researchers in Germany. He is currently working together with European manufacturers of catalytic converters to improve their performance for diesel engines.

Philip Reid has taught chemistry at the University of Washington since he joined the chemistry faculty in 1995. Professor Reid received his bachelor's degree from the University of Puget Sound in 1986, and his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley in 1992. He performed postdoctoral research at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, campus before moving to Washington.
Professor Reid's research interests are in the areas of atmosphere chemistry, condensed-phase reaction dynamics, and nonlinear optical materials. He has published more than 70 articles in these fields. Professor Reid is the recipient of a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation, is a Cottrell Scholar of the Research Corporation, and is a Sloan fellow.

Table of Contents

1    Fundamental Concepts of Thermodynamics
2    Heat, Work, Internal Energy, Enthalpy, and the First Law of Thermodynamics
3    The Importance of State Functions: Internal Energy and Enthalpy
4    Thermochemistry
5    Entropy and the Second and Third Laws of Thermodynamics
6    Chemical Equilibrium
7    The Properties of Real Gases
8    Phase Diagrams and the Relative Stability of Solids, Liquids, and Gases
9    Ideal and Real Solutions
10    Electrolyte Solutions
11    Electrochemical Cells, Batteries, and Fuel Cells
12    From Classical to Quantum Mechanics
13    The Schrödinger Equation
14    The Quantum Mechanical Postulates
15    Using Quantum Mechanics on Simple Systems
16    The Particle in the Box and the Real World
17    Commuting and Noncommuting Operators and the Surprising Consequences of Entanglement
18     A Quantum Mechanical Model for the Vibration and Rotation of Molecules
19    The Vibrational and Rotational Spectroscopy of Diatomic Molecules
20    The Hydrogen Atom
21    Many-Electron Atoms
22    Quantum States for Many- Electron Atoms and Atomic Spectroscopy
23    The Chemical Bond in Diatomic Molecules
24    Molecular Structure and Energy Levels for Polyatomic Molecules
25    Electronic Spectroscopy
26    Computational Chemistry
27    Molecular Symmetry
28    Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
29    Probability
30    The Boltzmann Distribution
31    Ensemble and Molecular Partition Functions
32    Statistical Thermodynamics
33    Kinetic Theory of Gases
34    Transport Phenomena
35    Elementary Chemical Kinetics
36    Complex Reaction Mechanisms

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