Selected Problems in Physical Chemistry

Strategies and Interpretations

  • Predrag-Peter Ilich

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Mechanics

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    4. Back Matter
      Pages 19-19
  3. Basic Thermodynamics

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      Pages 21-21
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    4. Back Matter
      Pages 48-48
  4. Mixtures and Chemical Thermodynamics

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      Pages 51-51
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    5. Back Matter
      Pages 95-95
  5. Ionic Properties and Electrochemistry

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    4. Back Matter
      Pages 127-127
  6. Kinetics

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About this book

Introduction

The latest authors, like the most ancient, strove to subordinate the phenomena of nature to the laws of mathematics Isaac Newton, 1647–1727 The approach quoted above has been adopted and practiced by many teachers of chemistry. Today, physical chemistry textbooks are written for science and engineering majors who possess an interest in and aptitude for mathematics.No knowledge of chemistry or biology (not to mention poetry) is required. To me this sounds like a well-de?ned prescription for limiting the readership to a few and carefully selected. I think the importance of physical chemistry goes beyond this precept. The s- ject should bene?t both the science and engineering majors and those of us who dare to ask questions about the world around us. Numerical mathematics, or a way of thinking in mathematical formulas and numbers – which we all practice, when paying in cash or doing our tax forms – is important but should not be used to subordinate the in?nitely rich world of physical chemistry.

Keywords

Chemical reaction biochemistry biophysics entropy guided solutions living systems physical chemistry problems spectroscopy thermodynamics

Authors and affiliations

  • Predrag-Peter Ilich
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  1. 1.Dana CollegeBlairUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-04327-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-04326-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-04327-7
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