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Engel and Reid’s Thermodynamics, Statistical Thermodynamics, & Kinetics gives students a contemporary and accurate overview of physical chemistry while focusing on basic principles that unite the sub-disciplines of the field. The Third Edition continues to emphasize fundamental concepts and presents cutting-edge research developments that demonstrate the vibrancy of physical chemistry today. MasteringChemistry® for Physical Chemistry — a comprehensive online homework and tutorial system specific to Physical Chemistry — is available for the first time with Engel and Reid to reinforce students' understanding of complex theory and to build problem-solving skills throughout the course. Updated research applications emphasize the dynamic nature of the field, and demonstrate the relevance of basic principles. NEW! MasteringChemistry® from Pearson has been designed and refined with a single purpose in mind: to help educators create that moment of understanding with their students. The Mastering online homework and tutoring system delivers self-paced tutorials that provide individualized coaching, focus on course objectives, and are responsive to each student’s progress. The Mastering system helps instructors maximize class time with customizable, easy-to-assign, and automatically graded assessments that motivate students to learn outside of class and arrive prepared for lecture. By complementing their teaching with our engaging technology and content, instructors can be confident their students will arrive at that moment — the moment of true understanding. Over 460 tutorials (self-paced coaching exercises) help students develop their understanding of Quantum Chemistry and Thermodynamics. Numerous end-of-chapter questions help assess student understanding of the concepts and reinforce their problem-solving skills. The Study Area in MasteringChemistry (www.masteringchemistry.com) features web-based problems and simulations that require students to generate graphs, answer questions, or write short essays to demonstrate their understanding of the material. Each online problem includes exercises that the student can submit to the instructor. NEW! A molecular-level description has been added to the thermodynamics chapters, and oscillating reactions and electron transfer reactions have received greater emphasis. Updated conceptual and numerical problems have been added and revised throughout the Third Edition to increase their effectiveness and clarity. Specific changes include: Moving part of the kinetic gas theory to Chapter 1 to allow a molecular level discussion of P and T. -The heat capacity discussion previously in sections 2.5 and 3.2 has been consolidated in chapter 2 and a new section on doing work and changing the system energy from a molecular level perspective has been added to this chapter. The discussion of differential scanning calorimetry in Chapter 4 has been expanded and a molecular level discussion of entropy has been added to Chapter 5. The discussion of batteries and fuel cells in Chapter 11 has been revised and updated. The content on the Transition state theory in Chapter 32 has been updated. A discussion of oscillating reactions has been added to Chapter 36 and the material on electron transfer has been expanded. The art program has been updated and expanded throughout to incorporate contemporary data and engage students visually in the study of Physical Chemistry.Features & benefits Modern applications are drawn from biology, environmental science, and material science to help give Physical Chemistry immediate relevance to students. An emphasis on problem solving includes: Numerous Worked Examples and highlighted Key Equations throughout help students understand the math and develop their own problem-solving skills. Concept Questions, Quantitative Problems, and a unique set of problems related to the web-based simulations and animations at the end of each chapter offer students a variety of study and assessment resources. Additional math-development resources available in an Appendix provide a quick reference. Current research is featured throughout along with new developments in the field, such as gap engineering, quantum dots, quantum wells, teleportation, and scanning tunneling microscopy to reflect the vibrancy of the field today. Coverage of Computational Chemistry transforms the teaching of chemical bonding and molecular structure from qualitative to quantitative. Many chapters include computational problems for which detailed instructions for the student are available in MasteringChemistry for Physical Chemistry.
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Thomas Engel is a former New Zealand rower.
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