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Orientation: What is physical chemistry about?
A note on graph axis labels and table headings
Quantum mechanics and spectroscopy
A quick tour of quantum mechanical ideas
2.1 Light
2.3 Probability waves
2.4 Quantization of energy
2.5 A first look at spectroscopy
Key ideas and equations
3.1 Molecular energy
3.2 The Boltzmann distribution
3.3 Classes of spectroscopy experiments
3.4 Absorption spectroscopy
3.5 Fluorescence
Thermodynamics preliminaries
4.1 The domain of classical thermodynamics
4.2 Temperature, heat and thermometers
4.3 Sign convention
4.4 Molar, specific and “total” quantities
The First Law of Thermodynamics
5.1 Differentials
5.2 Pressure–volume work
5.3 The First Law of Thermodynamics
5.4 Calculus of differentials
5.5 Heat and enthalpy
5.6 Heat capacity
5.7 Phase transitions
5.8 Standard states and enthalpies of formation
5.11 Measuring the energy requirements of living organisms
The Second Law of Thermodynamics
6.1 The Second Law of Thermodynamics
6.2 Intensive and extensive properties
6.3 Reversible processes and entropy
6.4 The Second Law of Thermodynamics and entropy
6.5 A microscopic picture of entropy
6.6 Entropy and evolution
6.7 The Third Law of Thermodynamics
6.8 Heat engines and the Carnot cycle
6.9 Refrigerators
6.10 Thermodynamics: the cynic’s view
Free Energy
7.1 The Clausius inequality
7.2 Free energy functions
7.3 Free energy as maximum work
7.4 Standard states and tabulated values of the state functions
7.6 Adjusting G to different temperatures
Chemical equilibrium and coupled reactions
8.1 What does rGm mean?
8.4 Coupled reactions
8.5 Active transport
8.6 Temperature and equilibrium
Non-ideal behavior
9.1 Activity coefficients
9.2 Electrolyte solutions
9.3 The solubility of ionic compounds in aqueous solution
9.4 Beyond the limiting law
10.1 Free energy and electromotive force
10.2 Reduction and oxidation
10.3 Voltaic cells
10.4 Standard reduction potentials
10.5 Other types of cells
Basics of chemical kinetics
11.1 The business of kinetics
11.2 Subtleties of the rate concept
11.3 Kinetics experiments
11.4 Elementary and complex reactions
11.5 The law of mass action
11.6 Microscopic reversibility and chemical equilibrium
Initial rate experiments and simple empirical rate laws
12.1 Initial rate studies
12.2 Simple empirical rate laws
12.3 The van’t Hoff method
Integrated Rate Laws
13.1 First-order reactions
13.2 Reactions of other orders
13.3 Two-reactant reactions
13.4 Reversible elementary reactions
13.5 Fluorescence kinetics
Complex reactions
14.1 Two-step mechanisms
14.2 Chain reactions
14.3 Deriving rate laws of complex mechanisms
14.4 Equilibria in complex reactions
Enzyme kinetics
15.1 Properties of enzymes
15.2 The Michaelis–Menten mechanism
15.3 Enzyme inhibition
15.4 Deriving rate laws for enzyme mechanisms
Techniques for studying fast reactions
16.1 Flow methods
16.2 Flash photolysis
16.3 Relaxation methods
17.1 A simple picture of elementary reactions
17.2 The Arrhenius equation
17.3 Transition-state theory
17.4 Ionic strength
Diffusion and reactions in solution
18.1 Diffusion
18.2 A peculiar theory for diffusion coefficients in solution
18.3 Bimolecular reactions in solution
Standard thermodynamic properties at 298.15K and 1bar
A.1 Enthalpy, free energy and heat capacity data
A.2 Standard entropies
Standard reduction potentials at 298.15K
D.1 Calculations in SI units
Periodic table of the elements, with molar masses
Selected isotopic masses and abundances
Properties of exponential and logarithmic functions
I.1 Table of integrals
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A Life Scientist's Guide to Physical Chemistry

A Life Scientist's Guide to Physical Chemistry

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