Elements of Physical Chemistry (Paperback)

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Elements of Physical Chemistry has been carefully developed to help students increase their confidence when using physics and mathematics to answer fundamental questions about the structure of molecules, how chemical reactions take place, and why materials behave the way they do. Featuring an appealing design and layout, this acclaimed text provides extensive mathematical and pedagogical support while also remaining concise and accessible.

The seventh edition reorganizes the material into short Topics, which are grouped into thematic Focuses to make the text more digestible for students and more flexible for instructors. At the beginning of each Topic, three questions are posed, emphasizing why it is important, what the key idea is, and what students should already know.


* Detailed "justification" boxes help students understand the crucial mathematics that underpins physical chemistry

* Chemist's Toolkits present the foundations of physics and mathematics exactly where they are needed in the text

* Frequent worked examples, self-test questions, and end-of-chapter exercises help students gain confidence and experience in solving problems

* Notes on good practice, key concept checklists, and equation labels and annotations provide additional support for students

* A Companion Website provides instructors with a Test Bank of multiple-choice questions and downloadable figures and tables of data from the text. It also contains multiple-choice questions and numerical answers to end-of-chapter questions for students.

About the Author

Peter Atkins is a Fellow of Lincoln College at the University of Oxford and the author of more than sixty books for students and general audiences. His texts are market-leaders around the globe. Julio de Paula is Professor of Chemistry and Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at Lewis & Clark College.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780198727873
ISBN-10: 0198727879
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: April 7th, 2017
Language: English