Easy understandable introduction to physical chemistry with numerous demonstration experiments
The book is an introduction to the basics of chemical dynamics in three parts
- basic concepts and chemical equilibria (statics
- progression of transformations of substances in time (kinetics)
- influence of electric fields (electrochemistry)
giving an overview about important areas of physical chemistry. Basic quantities and equations necessary for the qualitative and quantitative description of changes of substances are introduced directly by using everyday experiences and particulary numerous demonstration experiments. The motivation power of fascinating experiments is made of, because students often regard physical chemistry as very abstract and removed for everyday life. The comprehension is deepened by exercises with solutions.Target group
- undergraduate students in courses where physical chemistry is required in support but also beginners in mainstream courses.
Physical Chemistry for the 21st Century. The book presented is the most revolutionary textbook published in the last decades in the field of physical chemistry. ... I was very impressed by the innovative concept as well as the writing style displayed in the book. I also really appreciate the numerous experiments, illustrated with pictures, that give the book a lively feel and refute the commonly voiced opinion that physical chemistry is a very abstract field. ...
A first impression is given by five chapters (pdf) (Chap. 2: Entropy; Chap. 3: Chemical Potential; Chap: 4: Influence of Temperature and Pressure on Chemical Changes; Chap. 5: Mass Action and Concentration Dependence of the Chemical Potential, Chap. 11: Flow of Substances) as example out of the preliminary lecture note version of the first part.