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Physical chemistry : a very short introduction / Peter Atkins.

By: Atkins, P. W. (Peter William), 1940-Material type: TextTextSeries: Very short introductions ; 385Publication details: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014Edition: 1st ed., Impression 3rdDescription: xvii, 128 p. : ill. ; 18 cmISBN: 9780199689095 (pbk.)Subject(s): Chemistry, Physical and theoretical | | Communication and mass media Engineering, Chemical February2017DDC classification: 541 Online resources: Contributor biographical information | Publisher description | Table of contents only
Contents:
Matter from the inside -- Matter from the outside -- Bridging matter -- States of matter -- Changing the state of matter -- Changing the identity of matter -- Investigating matter.
Summary: "With the development of a variety of exciting new areas of research involving computational chemistry, nano- and smart materials, and applications of the recently discovered graphene, there can be no doubt that physical chemistry is a vitally important field. It is also perceived as the most daunting branch of chemistry, being necessarily grounded in physics and mathematics and drawing as it does on quantum mechanics, thermodynamics, and statistical thermodynamics. With his typical clarity and hardly a formula in sight, Peter Atkins' Very Short Introduction explores the contributions physical chemistry has made to all branches of chemistry. Providing insight into its central concepts Atkins reveals the cultural contributions physical chemistry has made to our understanding of the natural world."--Publisher information.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Matter from the inside -- Matter from the outside -- Bridging matter -- States of matter -- Changing the state of matter -- Changing the identity of matter -- Investigating matter.

"With the development of a variety of exciting new areas of research involving computational chemistry, nano- and smart materials, and applications of the recently discovered graphene, there can be no doubt that physical chemistry is a vitally important field. It is also perceived as the most daunting branch of chemistry, being necessarily grounded in physics and mathematics and drawing as it does on quantum mechanics, thermodynamics, and statistical thermodynamics. With his typical clarity and hardly a formula in sight, Peter Atkins' Very Short Introduction explores the contributions physical chemistry has made to all branches of chemistry. Providing insight into its central concepts Atkins reveals the cultural contributions physical chemistry has made to our understanding of the natural world."--Publisher information.

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