This comprehensive textbook, now in its second edition, is mainly written as per the latest syllabi of physical chemistry of all the leading universities of India as well as the new syllabus recommended by the UGC. This thoroughly revised and updated edition covers the principal areas of physical chemistry, such as thermodynamics, quantum chemistry, molecular spectroscopy, chemical kinetics, electrochemistry and nanotechnology.
In a methodical and accessible style, the book discusses classical, irreversible and statistical thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, and describes macroscopic chemical systems, steady states and thermodynamics at a molecular level. It elaborates the underlying principles of quantum mechanics, molecular spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography and solid state chemistry along with their applications. The book explains various instrumentation techniques such as potentiometry, polarography, voltammetry, conductometry and coulometry. It also describes kinetics, rate laws and chemical processes at the electrodes. In addition, the text deals with chemistry of corrosion and nanomaterials.
This text is primarily designed for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of chemistry (B.Sc. and M.Sc.) for their course in physical chemistry.
Gives a thorough treatment to ensure a solid grasp of the material.
Presents a large number of figures and diagrams that help amplify key concepts.
Contains several worked-out examples for better understanding of the subject matter.
Provides numerous chapter-end exercises to foster conceptual understanding.
Foreword Preface Acknowledgements Nomenclature
Part I: Thermodynamics
1. Classical Thermodynamics
2. Irreversible Thermodynamics or Non-equilibrium Thermodynamics
3. Statistical Thermodynamics
4. Statistical Mechanics
Part II: Spectroscopy
5. Quantum Mechanics
6. Introduction to Molecular Spectroscopy
7. X-ray Crystallography
8. Solid State Chemistry
Part III: Instrumental Techniques
9. Reference Electrodes and Potentiometric Methods
10. Polarography and Voltammetry
11. Conductometric Methods
12. Coulometric Analysis
Part IV: Electrochemistry
13. Electrified Interface
15. Contact Adsorption on the Electrode
16. Structure of SemiconductorElectrolyte Interface
17. Multistep Reactions
18. Energy Conversion
Part V: Reaction Dynamics
20. Chemical Kinetics
Part VI: Advanced Chemistry
21. Chemistry of Nanomaterials
Appendix Logarithms Tables Index