Principles of Physical Chemistry. Understanding Molecules, Molecular Assemblies, Supramolecular Machines

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  • 998 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Principles of Physical Chemistry Understanding Molecules, Molecular Assemblies, Supramolecular Machines Hans Kuhn and Horst–Dieter Försterling Leading the reader from quantum chemistry to thermodynamics and on to the latest exciting developments, Principles of Physical Chemistry provides an introduction to the basic physical chemistry required to understand the behavior of single molecules and molecular assemblies. Adopting a modern approach, this book:

∗ uses the ′Particle in the Box′ approach to quantum chemistry;

∗ discusses new techniques such as single molecule spectroscopy and handling single macromolecules, electron and proton tunneling, manipulating monolayers, self–assemblies, electron and proton pumping, light harvesting, oscillating chemical reactions, the origin of life;

∗ includes many applications, particularly in the life sciences.

Principles of Physical Chemistry is written for undergraduates taking a course in physical chemistry and it is equally addressed to chemists, biologists, chemical engineers, material scientists, and physicists.
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Preface and Guided Tour

Chapter 1 Wave–Particle Duality

Chapter 2 Basic Features of Bonding

Chapter 3 Schroedinger Equation and Variation Principle

Chapter 4 Chemical Bonding and Pauli Principle

Chapter 5 The Periodic Table and Simple Molecules

Chapter 6 Bonding Described by Hybrid and Molecular Orbitals

Chapter 7 Molecules with –Electron Systems

Chapter 8 Absorption and Emission of Light

Chapter 9 Nuclei: Particle and Wave Properties

Chapter 10 Intermolecular Forces and Aggregates

Chapter 11 Thermal Motion of Molecules

Chapter 12 Energy and Distribution in Molecular Assemblies

Chapter 13 Internal Energy U, Heat Q and Work W

Chapter 14 Principle of Entropy Increase

Chapter 15 Entropy S, and Heat Q

Chapter 16 Criteria for Chemical Reactions

Chapter 17 Chemical Equilbrium

Chapter 18 Reactions in Aqueous Solutions and in Biosystems

Chapter 19 Chemical Reactions in Electrochemical Cells

Chapter 20 Real Systems

Chapter 21 Kinetics of Chemical Reactions

Chapter 22 Organised Molecular Assemblies

Chapter 23 Supramolecular Machines

Chapter 24 Origin of Life
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"This admirable text provides a solid foundation in the fundamentals of physical chemistry including quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics/thermodynamics. The presentation assists the students in developing an intuitive understanding of the subjects as well as skill in quantitative manipulations. Particularly exciting is the treatment of larger molecular systems. With a firm but gentle hand, the student is led to several organized molecular assemblies including supramolecular systems and models of the origin of life. By learning of some of the most productive areas of current chemical research, the student may see the discipline as an active, young science in addition to its many accomplishments of earlier years. This text makes physical chemistry fun and demonstrates why so many find it a stimulating and rewarding profession."

Professor Edel Wasserman, President (1999) of the American Chemical Society
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