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Published: 15 December 2016

656 Pages | Over 650 colour line illustrations


ISBN: 9780198727873

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Elements of Physical Chemistry

Seventh Edition

Peter Atkins and Julio de Paula

  • Experienced author team renowned for rigorous but accessible explanations of concepts in physical chemistry.
  • Chemist's toolkits present essential background material on mathematics right where and when they are needed.
  • Students are further supported in their learning by the provision of features such as notes on good practice, key concept checklists, and equation labels and annotations.
  • Frequent self-test questions allow students to check their understanding as they progress through the material, while end-of-focus exercises and problems help to consolidate problem solving skills.
  • Over 700 illustrations, many of them new, help to clarify the concepts, especially for visual learners.
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

New to this Edition:

  • Radically updated structure to help improve digestibility and flexibility; material has been broken down into short 'Topics' which are organised into 'Focus' sections.
  • A new 'collect your thoughts' feature shows students how they might go about approaching a particular problem.
  • Three questions posed at the beginning of each Topic explain why it is important, what the key idea is, and what the student already needs to know.
  • 'Impact' sections, newly available online, show the application of physical chemistry in a diverse range of modern contexts.
  • Many derivations and worked examples now include more intermediate steps, helping students gain a deeper understanding of the underlying mathematics.

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