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Fostering an intuitive understanding of chemistry, Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics, Statistical Mechanics, and Kinetics  presents the structure and unity of the theoretical framework of modern chemistry in a progression from the single atom to the bulk limit. Employing an engaging and somewhat informal tone, this new text delivers a superior presentation of rigorous mathematical derivations, thermodynamics, and quantum theory and mechanics in a manner that is accessible and applicable to diverse readers.


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Author Biography

Andrew Cooksy is a chemistry professor at San Diego State University, where he teaches courses in physical and general chemistry and carries out research on the spectroscopy, kinetics, and computational chemistry of reactive intermediates in combustion and interstellar processes. He attended the Washington, D.C. public schools before receiving his undergraduate degree in chemistry and physics from Harvard College and his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley.


Table of Contents

Physical Chemistry at the Macroscopic Scale:

Statistical Mechanics, Thermodynamics, and Kinetics


A Introduction: Tools from Math and Physics

A.1 Mathematics

A.2 Classical Physics


I Extrapolation to Macroscopic Systems

1 Introduction to Statistical Mechanics: Building Up to the Bulk

1.1 Properties of the Microscopic World

1.2 Bulk properties

1.3 Entropy

1.4 The ideal gas and translational states

1.5 The ideal gas law



2 Partitioning the Energy

2.1 Separation of Degrees of Freedom

2.2 The equipartition principle

2.3 Vibrational and rotational partition functions

2.4 The Translational Density of States

2.5 The translational partition function

2.6 Temperature and the Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution



3 Statistical Mechanics and Molecular Interactions

3.1 Extrapolation to many molecules

3.2 Pressure of a non-ideal fluid

3.3 Averaging the dipole-dipole potential

3.4 Bose-Einstein and Fermi-Dirac statistics


4 Mass Transport

4.1 Statistics of molecular collisions

4.2 Transport without external forces

4.3 Transport with external forces



5 Energy transport

5.1 Conduction, convection, and radiation

5.2 Blackbody radiation

5.3 Spectroscopic intensities

5.4 Laser dynamics

5.5 Spectroscopic linewidths

5.6 Conclusion to Part IV: E, U, Ndof , S



II Non-Reactive Macroscopic Systems

6 Introduction to Thermodynamics

6.1 The first law of thermodynamics

6.2 Approximations and assumptions

6.3 Mathematical tools

6.4 Computer simulations



7 Energy and Enthalpy

7.1 Heat capacities

7.2 Expansion of gases



8 Entropy

8.1 Entropy of an ideal gas

8.2 The second law of thermodynamics

8.3 The third law of thermodynamics

8.4 Ideal mixing



9 Phase Transitions and Phase Equilibrium

9.1 Phase transitions

9.2 Thermodynamics of phase transitions

9.3 Chemical potentials

9.4 Statistical mechanics of vaporization

9.5 Phase diagrams



10 Solutions

10.1 The standard states

10.2 Statistical mechanics of solutions

10.3 Thermodynamics of solutions

10.4 Ionic solutions

10.5 Applications of the activity

10.6 Conclusion to Part V: E, U, Ndof , S



III Reactive Systems

11 Chemical Thermodynamics

11.1 Introduction to chemical reactions

11.2 Enthalpies of reaction

11.3 Spontaneous chemical reactions

11.4 Chemical equilibrium



12 Elementary Reactions

12.1 Reaction rates

12.2 Simple collision theory

12.3 Transition state theory

12.4 Diffusion-limited rate constants

12.5 Rate laws for elementary reactions



13 Multi-step Reactions

13.1 Elements of multi-step reactions

13.2 Approximations in kinetics

13.3 Chain reactions



14 Reaction Networks

14.1 Atmospheric chemistry

14.2 Combustion chemistry

14.3 Molecular astrophysics

14.4 Enzyme catalysis

14.5 Conclusion to the text



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