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Physical Chemistry from a Different Angle


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Table of Contents

Introduction and First Basic Concepts.- Energy.- Entropy and Temperature.- Chemical Potential.- Influence of Temperature and Pressure on Chemical Transformations.- Concentration Dependence of Chemical Potential.- Consequences of Mass Action: Acid-Base Reactions.- Side Effects of Transformations of Substances.- Coupling.- Molecular-Kinetic View of Dilute Gases.- Substances with Higher Density.- Spreading of Substances.- Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Mixtures.- Binary Systems.- Interfacial Phenomena.- Basic Principles of Kinetics.- Composite Reactions.- Theory of Rate of Reaction.- Catalysis.- Transport Phenomena.- Electrolyte Solutions.- Electrode Reactions and Galvani Potential Differences.- Redox Potentials and Galvanic Cells.- Thermodynamic Functions.- Appendix.

About the Author

Georg Job and Regina Ruffler are scientists and lecturers with a long experience in teaching physical chemistry at all university levels. The writing of the current book was strongly supported by the "Eduard-Job-Foundation for Thermo- and Matter dynamics." The aim of this foundation is to improve education in natural sciences with particular consideration of a new approach developed by Georg Job.


"Strengths of the work are its focus on entropy and chemical potential; the promotion of an intuitive, insightful internalization of concepts; and a strong emphasis on experiments illustrating concepts through sketches and videos ... . Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above." (A. Viste, Choice, Vol. 53 (10), June, 2016)

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