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Physical Chemistry Thermodynamics, Statistical Thermodynamics, and Kinetics

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  • Edition: 4th
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  • Copyright: 2018-01-09
  • Publisher: Pearson

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A visual, conceptual and contemporary approach to Physical Chemistry

Engel and Reid’s Thermodynamics, Statistical Thermodynamics, and Kinetics provides a contemporary, conceptual, and visual introduction to physical chemistry. The authors emphasize the vibrancy of physical chemistry today and illustrate its relevance to the world around us, using modern applications drawn from biology, environmental science, and material science. The 4th Edition provides visual summaries of important concepts and connections in each chapter, offers students “just-in-time” math help, and expands content to cover science relevant to physical chemistry. Tutorials in Mastering Chemistry reinforce students’ understanding of complex theory in Quantum Chemistry and Thermodynamics as they build problem-solving skills throughout the course.


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Author Biography

Thomas Engel taught chemistry at the University of Washington for more than 20 years, where he is currently professor emeritus of chemistry. 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, during 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 has published more than 80 articles and book chapters in the area of surface chemistry. 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. Other than this textbook, his current primary science interests are in energy policy and energy conservation. He serves on the citizen’s advisory board of his local electrical utility and his energy efficient house could be heated in winter using only a hand-held hair dryer. He currently drives a hybrid vehicle and plans to transition to an electric vehicle soon to further reduce his carbon footprint.


Philip Reid has taught chemistry at the University of Washington since 1995. Professor Reid received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Puget Sound in 1986 and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1992. He performed postdoctoral research at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities before moving to Washington.


Professor Reid’s research interests are in the areas of atmospheric chemistry, ultrafast condensed-phase reaction dynamics, and organic electronics. He has published more than 140 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. He received the University of Washington Distinguished Teaching Award in 2005.


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 Law 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.  Probability
  13.  The Boltzmann Distribution
  14.  Ensemble and Molecular Partition Functions
  15.  Statistical Thermodynamics
  16.  Kinetic Theory of Gases
  17.  Transport Phenomena
  18.  Elementary Chemical Kinetics
  19.  Complex Reaction Mechanisms
  20.  Macromolecules

APPENDIX A Data Tables

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