Getting to grips with physical chemistry can be a daunting task. With new concepts to understand and a large amount of mathematics to master, it is no wonder that students can sometimes find it overwhelming.
Elements of Physical Chemistry 6th edition (PDF) has been carefully developed to help the reader increase their confidence when using mathematics and physics to answer fundamental questions about the structure of molecules, why materials behave the way they do and how chemical reactions take place.
The content is tightly focused and well-matched to undergraduate courses, making it easy to find the information needed. Topics are covered in a clear, easy-to-follow style, using everyday examples to help university students to visualise things that can otherwise seem very abstract. This edition sees further development of the learning features. These include Chemist’s toolkits, which provide a reminder of mathematical techniques or introductory chemistry needed to follow material in the chapters; Worked examples, providing a step-by-step route through a problem; Brief illustrations which explain how to use equations; and Self-tests, allowing students to check their understanding.
On the accompanying Online Resource Centre, university students have access to multiple choice questions and Webcasts; short videos showing, step-by-step, how to solve an exercise. For lecturers, there is a test bank and the figures from the textbook are available to download.
“This textbook presents the fundamental concepts of physical chemistry in an engaging and enjoyable style. I will definitely be recommending it to others.”
— Matthew Ryder, Chemistry student, Heriot-Watt University
“I think the ebook is very good for 1st and 2nd years. It does a good job of explaining some of the traditionally more ‘scary’ topics without being too heavy on the math. The exercises and questions are also done well, and the graphs and diagrams are clear and useful.” — Jonathan Booth, Chemistry student, University of York
NOTE: This sale only includes Elements of Physical Chemistry 6th edition in PDF. No online codes or access included.