by Iwao Teraoka
English | 2019 | ISBN: 1118305116 | 353 Pages | PDF | 44 MB
Discusses the basics and applications of statistical thermodynamics to chemical systems
This textbook introduces chemistry and chemical engineering students to molecular descriptions of thermodynamics, chemical systems, and biomolecules. It focuses on topics such as adsorption, mixture, and chemical equilibria, which are integral to their grasping of the subject. It teaches readers how to apply the tools of statistical mechanics to different thermodynamic systems and provides chapter-end practice problems to aide in their understanding.
Statistical Thermodynamics: Basics and Applications to Chemical Systems addresses topics that are most applicable to the interests of chemistry and chemical engineering students. These topics include: probability; energy and interactions; statistical mechanics; harmonic oscillators; ideal gas; imperfect gas; heat capacities of gas; rubber elasticity; conformation of polymers; surface adsorption; law of mass action; Ising model; helical polymers; helix-coil transition; and liquid mixture.
– Focuses on applications of statistical mechanics to chemistry, biochemistry, and biology
– Equips students with the ability to apply the method to their own systems, as today’s research is microscopic and molecular and articles are written in that language
– Provides ample illustrations and tables to describe rather difficult concepts
– Makes use of plots (charts) to help students understand the mathematics necessary for the contents
– Includes practice problems and answers
Statistical Thermodynamics is an ideal text for undergraduate and graduate students studying chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, and other related programs.