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Atkins' Physical Chemistry 11e

Volume 2: Quantum Chemistry, Spectroscopy, and Statistical Thermodynamics

Eleventh Edition

Peter Atkins, Julio de Paula, and James Keeler

Publication Date - 02 November 2018

ISBN: 9780198817901

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The highly respected and established text that evolves with every edition to meet the needs of current students


Atkins' Physical Chemistry is widely acknowledged by both students and lecturers around the globe to be the textbook of choice for studying physical chemistry. Now in its eleventh edition, the text has been enhanced with additional learning features and math support, and re-organized into discrete Topics, to make the text more flexible to teach from and more readable for students.

New to this Edition

  • New "Chemist's toolkits" features provide students with succinct reminders of mathematical concepts and techniques
  • New checklists of key concepts at the end of each topic reinforce the main take-home messages in each section.


  • Highly respected and well-established text that evolves with every edition to meet the needs of current students
  • Exceptional mathematical support--including annotated equations, equation checklists, and math background sections--enables students to master the mathematics which underlies physical chemistry
  • The development of problem solving and analytical skills is actively encouraged by frequent worked examples, discussion questions, exercises, and problems
  • 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

About the Author(s)

Peter Atkins is a Fellow of Lincoln College and former Professor of Chemistry at University of Oxford.

Julio de Paula is Professor of Chemistry at Lewis & Clark College.

James Keeler is Director of Teaching in the Department of Chemistry and the Senior Tutor at Selwyn College, University of Cambridge

Previous Publication Date(s)

March 2014
November 2009
March 2006

Table of Contents

    Focus 7: Introduction to Quantum Theory
    Focus 8: Atomic Structure and Spectra
    Focus 9: Molecular Structure
    Focus 10: Molecular Symmetry
    Focus 11: Molecular Spectroscopy
    Focus 12: Magnetic Resonance
    Focus 13: Statistical Thermodynamics
    Resource Section

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