Physical Chemistry

Physical Chemistry  (English, Paperback, Atkins Peter)

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  • Language: English
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: OUP India
  • Genre: Science
  • ISBN: 9780199599592, 0199599599
  • Pages: 1008

Atkins’ Physical Chemistry is a book that provides the readers with a comprehensive overview of Physical Chemistry, with several solved examples and insights into its practical applications.

Summary Of The Book

This ninth edition of Atkins’ Physical Chemistry is intended to provide the readers with a more refined approach to physical chemistry. The authors have provided the readers with a comprehensive overview of the subject, packed with clear-cut explanations, and detailed mathematical support. It has been presented in an easy-to-understand manner, helping the readers establish a solid base in the subject. The authors have also dedicated an entire chapter to the fundamentals of physical chemistry, which helps the students gain insights into the key principles of the field.

Divided into three parts, this book comprises 23 chapters in total. Some chapters include The Properties of Gases, The Rates of Chemical Reactions, Atomic Structure and Atomic Spectra, Statistical Thermodynamics 1: The Concepts, and Molecular Interactions. This book also provides a comprehensive overview of computational chemistry, while highlighting the impact of physical chemistry on medicine, nanoscience, astrophysics, medicine, biochemistry, and biology.

One of the most challenging aspects of physical chemistry is Mathematics. Therefore, the authors have provided detailed mathematical support, which includes a ‘Mathematical Background’ section that comprises solved examples and tests, along with a ‘Checklist of Key Equations’, at the chapter-end. This helps the readers sharpen their mathematical skills to deal with the mathematical content that is part of the subject. The readers are also explained how a certain mathematical concept can be put into practice. The authors have also included ‘Road Maps’ of important equations, which guides the readers how they can utilize these equations. The readers are also given a free ebook edition of this text. The Online Resource Center comprises material for students as well as lecturers.

About The Authors

Peter Atkins is an author, former professor, and chemist.

Atkins has written On Being: A Scientist’s Exploration Of The Great Questions of Existence, The Periodic Kingdom: A Journey Into The Land Of The Chemical Elements, and Galileo’s Finger: The Ten Great Ideas Of Science.

Atkins was born on 10th August, 1940, in Amersham, Buckingham. He discontinued attending school at the age of 15, after which he worked as a lab assistant. He then pursued his A-levels on his own, after which he earned his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from the University of Leicester. Atkins also earned his doctoral degree from the university. He has received honorary doctorates from the University of Leicester, Mendeleev University, Kazan State Technological University, and the University of Utrecht. Atkins was presented the RSC Meldola Medal in 1969.

Julio de Paula is an author and professor.

Paula has written Physical Chemistry For The Life Sciences, Elements of Physical Chemistry, and Physical Chemistry, Volume 2: Quantum Chemistry, Spectroscopy, and Statistical Thermodynamics.

Paula completed his undergraduate degree from the State University of New Jersey, majoring in Chemistry. He then obtained his doctoral degree in Chemistry from Yale University. Paula currently serves as the Professor of Chemistry, Director and Associate Vice President of Special Projects at Lewis & Clark College.

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Book Details
  • OUP India
Table of Contents
  • Part 1. Equilibrium

    Chapter 1: The properties of gases
    Chapter 2: The first law
    Chapter 3: The second law
    Chapter 4: Physical transformations of pure substances
    Chapter 5: Simple mixtures
    Chapter 6: Chemical equilibrium

    Part 2. Structure

    Chapter 7: Quantum theory: introduction and principles
    Chapter 8: Quantum theory: techniques and applications
    Chapter 9: Atomic structure and atomic spectra
    Chapter 10: Molecular structure
    Chapter 11: Molecular symmetry
    Chapter 12: Molecular spectroscopy 1: rotational and vibrational spectra
    Chapter 13: Molecular spectroscopy 2: electronic transitions
    Chapter 14: Molecular spectroscopy 3: magnetic resonance
    Chapter 15: Statistical thermodynamics 1: the concepts
    Chapter 16: Statistical thermodynamics 2: applications
    Chapter 17: Molecular interactions
    Chapter 18: Materials 1: soft matter
    Chapter 19: Materials 2: solids

    Part 3. Change

    Chapter 20: Molecules in motion
    Chapter 21: The rates of chemical reactions
    Chapter 22: Reaction dynamics
    Chapter 23: Catalysis

University Books Details
  • UG, B.Tech
  • Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Information Technology Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, B.Sc(Chemistry), Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Electrical Engineering
  • Physical and Organic Chemistry, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry
  • 3rd Semester, 1st Semester, 2nd Year, 1st Year
Ratings & Reviews
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A complete Physical Chemistry text. Note for JEE aspirants

I have been a follower of this book throughout my graduation ad post graduation. This book is written with needs of UG and PG students and give a thorough account of all the concepts of Physical Chemistry. Apart from its well presented core topics, what is a bonus for reader is the section where the book gives a glimpse of modern research topics in Physical Chemistry.

NOTE for JEE Aspirants: I have read few negative reviews about this book and many other classics in organic chemistry and ino...

Praveen Mishra

24 Apr, 2015

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this book is good from the point of view of content, great for learning physical chemistry with lot of examples and solved problems. however the earlier editions namely the fifth had more materiel to be specific three entire chapters more. they seem to have reduced the things covered in the book. all in all what it has it good.
p.s. - however one great drawback flipkart with all its fame delivered a copy to me that didn't seem in anyway new - scratched n dirty cover page, tearing spine region...

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Certified Buyer, Pondicherry

14 Jul, 2013

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Waste of time for Engineering entrance aspirant.

This book is written for very high level.
This doesn't serve as primary book for JEE physical chemistry.
If you are not among the top 20 students of your coaching Test Series than you should't buy this book.

Aman Pratap Singh

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9 Nov, 2013

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Very helpful

Thomas Pathianathan

Certified Buyer, Kolathur

12 Nov, 2017

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Very Good

A great book. Good for any type of exam preparation.

Prakhar Gupta

Certified Buyer, Ghaziabad

13 May, 2017

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One of the Best books for Physical Chemistry

If you prefer a joy of conceptual learning then go for this book..

you can go through some complex mathematical steps in an easy manner
everything has been described in such a way that it will create interest in physical chemistry


29 Feb, 2016

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nice but not for jee

i thought it will cover JEE aspirant need but i was something different not for JEE will give
complete description and reference in physical chemistry in its style


Certified Buyer, Allahabad

18 Jan, 2015

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Economic and Worth

Received in right time and good product. The book is good and i got in combo offer with Atkin's Inorganic chemistry....... Further it is

Atmanand Bagoji

Certified Buyer, Dharwar

12 Aug, 2014

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Covers All Aspect of Physical Chemistry !!!!!!!!

I have bought this book from Flip kart . Book is excellently packed by Seller WS Retail .
If You are an IIT-JEE aspirants .Read this book and do question in the exercise . I assured No one can stop you in physical chemistry .
The theory of any chaPter is aWesome .

Om Krishna Upadhyay

Certified Buyer, New Delhi

10 May, 2014

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Atkin’s Physical Chemistry (Paperback)

Getting the book at such a price (Rs ~480) is unbelievable. Book is anyway highly recommended. Also getting the other book “Quanta, matter, and change” in paperback will be really helpful.

Arnab Mukherjee

Certified Buyer, Pune

22 Apr, 2014

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