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Abstract

Statistical thermodynamics (ST) is a mathematical tool that bridges the gap between the properties of individual molecules and the macroscopic thermodynamic properties of bulk matter.

Keywords

Partition Function Hard Sphere Thermodynamic Quantity Pair Potential Virial Coefficient 
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Suggested Readings

The best introductions to statistical thermodynamics for chemists are

  1. T. L. Hill, Introduction to Statistical Thermodynamics ( Addison-Wesley, Reading, MA, 1960 ).Google Scholar
  2. D. A. McQuarrie, Statistical Mechanics ( Harper and Row, New York, 1976 ).Google Scholar

For a thorough discussion of the fundamental principles, see

  1. R. C. Tolman, The Principles of Statistical Mechanics ( Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1938 ).Google Scholar
  2. A. Munster, Statistical Thermodynamics ( Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1969 ).Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Arieh Ben-Naim
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  1. 1.Department of Physical ChemistryThe Hebrew University of JerusalemJerusalemIsrael

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