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Published: 30 October 2018


ISBN: 9780198817895

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Atkins' Physical Chemistry 11e

Volume 1: Thermodynamics and Kinetics

Eleventh Edition

Peter Atkins, Julio de Paula, and James Keeler

  • Highly respected and well-established text that evolves with every edition to meet the needs of current students
  • Three questions at the beginning of each topic engage and focus the attention of the reader: "Why do you need to know this material?," "What is the key idea?," and "What do you need to know already?"
  • Exceptional mathematical support--including annotated equations, equation checklists, and math background sections--enables students to master the mathematics which underlies physical chemistry
  • A range of other learning features, including notes on good practice, brief illustrations, and key concept checklists, are incorporated throughout to aid students in their study of physical chemistry
  • The development of problem solving and analytical skills is actively encouraged by frequent worked examples, discussion questions, exercises, and problems

New to this Edition:

  • Significant reworking of the book's structure improves digestibility and flexibility; material has been broken down into short "Topics," which are organized into nineteen "Focus" sections
  • A new, alternative approach to the derivation of equations ("How is that Done?") demonstrates the absolute centrality of mathematics to physical chemistry
  • End-of-Topic and Focus problems have been rewritten with the goal of leading the reader to a solution, breaking them down into clear steps and encouraging problem-solving skills
  • A new prologue introduces students to the Boltzmann distribution, an essential concept that underpins the study of physical chemistry
  • Expanded versions of the in-text Chemist's Toolkits now appear online
  • Thirteen 'A Deeper Look' sections, available online, provide deeper insights into a range of more advanced topics

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