Introduction; The First Law; Heat Capacity, Enthalpy and Thermochemistry; The Second and Third Laws: Entropy; Free Energy; Phase Transitions; Chemical Equilibrium; The Statistical Definition of Entropy; Connecting Microscopic and Macroscopic Properties; The Partition Function; An Ideal Gas of Atoms; An Ideal Gas of Diatomic Molecules; Statistical Mechanics and Equilibrium; Glossary; Answers to Problems; Subject Index.
Professor Abel is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Exeter.
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