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Physical Chemistry for the Chemical Sciences Authors: Raymond Chang, John W Thoman, Jr

Book content

  • Introduction and Gas Laws
  • Kinetic Theory of Gases
  • The First Law of Thermodynamics
  • The Second Law of Thermodynamics
  • Gibbs and Helmholtz Energies
  • Nonelectrolyte Solutions
  • Electrolyte Solutions
  • Chemical Equilibrium
  • Electrochemistry
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Application of Quantum Mechanics to Spectroscopy
  • Electronic Structure of Atoms
  • Molecular Electronic Structure and the Chemical Bond
  • Electronic Spectroscopy and Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
  • Photochemistry
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Intermolecular Forces
  • The Solid State
  • The Liquid State
  • Statistical Thermodynamics
  • Appendices
  • Glossary
  • Answers to Even-Numbered Computational Problems
  • Index

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Publication details

Print publication date: 19 Mar 2014
Copyright year: 2014
Print ISBN: 978-1-78262-087-7

Author information

Raymond Chang was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Shanghai and Hong Kong, China. He received his BSc degree in chemistry from London University, England and his PhD in physical chemistry from Yale University. After doing postdoctoral research at Washington University and teaching for a year at Hunter College of the City University of New York, he joined the chemistry department at Williams College. Chang has served on the American Chemical Society Examination Committee and the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Committee. He has also served as editor of The Chemical Educator and has authored books on general chemistry and spectroscopy.

Jay Thoman was born and raised in Rochester, New York. He received his BA in chemistry from Williams College and earned his PhD from MIT. After a postdoctoral fellowship with Dave Chandler at the Combustion Research Facility in Livermore California, he returned to Williams College to join the faculty. His research employs laser spectroscopy to investigate the dynamics of small molecules. Working with colleagues, he also studies the chemistry of the local environment. Thoman teaches introductory, physical, and environmental chemistry, a course on the chemistry and physics of cooking, and a January-term course "Glass and Glassblowing". He served for a decade on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Committee.