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Author Atkins, P. W. (Peter William), 1940- author.

Title Physical chemistry : a very short introduction / Peter Atkins.

Publication Info. Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  541 ATKINS c.32526  Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  541 ATKINS    Lost and Paid
Edition First edition.
Description xvii, 128 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Series Very short introductions ; 385
Very short introductions ; 385.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 122) and index.
Contents Matter from the inside -- Matter from the outside -- Bridging matter -- States of matter -- Changing the state of matter -- Changing the identity of matter -- Investigating matter -- Appendix: The periodic table.
Summary "With the development of a variety of exciting new areas of research involving computational chemistry, nano- and smart materials, and applications of the recently discovered graphene, there can be no doubt that physical chemistry is a vitally important field. It is also perceived as the most daunting branch of chemistry, being necessarily grounded in physics and mathematics and drawing as it does on quantum mechanics, thermodynamics, and statistical thermodynamics. With his typical clarity and hardly a formula in sight, Peter Atkins' Very Short Introduction explores the contributions physical chemistry has made to all branches of chemistry. Providing insight into its central concepts Atkins reveals the cultural contributions physical chemistry has made to our understanding of the natural world."--Publisher information.
Subject Chemistry, Physical and theoretical.
Chemistry, Physical and theoretical. (OCoLC)fst00853521
Physikalische Chemie (DE-601)106199897
ISBN 9780199689095
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