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    This database contains over 1050 small molecules, ions, and radicals with careful molecular orbital calculations (at the LSDA-VWN density functional level)

Physical Chemistry

An undergraduate text for a two semester course.
     with Back-of-the-Chapter Problem Answers

Part 1: Chemical Kinetics, Thermodynamics, Electrochemistry

Inside Front Cover (Constants, Atomic Masses)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Chemical Reactivity 1

Chapter 2: Concentrations and Partial Pressures 33

Chapter 3: Kinetics 75
   Nonlinear Least Squares Curve Fitting does curve fits for a variety of useful equations and gives the uncertainty in the fit parameters (4-parameter version)
   Uncertainty Calculator does propagation of errors calculations for any equation.

Chapter 4: Kinetic Mechanisms 125
    Kinetics Mechanism Simulation integrates the rate laws for a mechanism. A tutorial introduction and examples are available.

Chapter 5: Photochemistry and Surface Chemistry 177

Chapter 6: Applications of Reaction Mechanisms 211
   Matrix Diagonalization The eigen app diagonalizes real, symmetric matrices.

Chapter 7: Heat and Work 249

Chapter 8: Thermochemistry 305

Chapter 9: Using the First Law 369

Chapter 10: Entropy, Temperature, and Heat Transfer 401

Chapter 11: The Thermodynamic Definition of Entropy 415

Chapter 12: The Statistical Definition of Entropy 437

Chapter 13: Entropy and Applications 485

Chapter 14: Focusing on Chemical Reactivity 513

Chapter 15: Spontaneity 529

Chapter 16. Foundations of Thermodynamics 553

Chapter 17: Phase Transitions in Pure Substances 585

Chapter 18: Ideal Solutions 609

Chapter 19: Real Solutions 663

Chapter 20: Chemical Equilibria 703

Chapter 21: Electrochemistry 751

Chapter 22: Linear Non-equilibrium Thermodynamics 787

Appendix 1: Propagation of Errors 797
   Uncertainty Calculator does propagation of errors calculations for any equation.

Appendix 2: Least Squares Curve Fitting 800
    Nonlinear Least Squares Curve Fitting does curve fits for a variety of useful equations and gives the uncertainty in the fit parameters (4-parameter version)

Appendix 3: Data Section 803

Inside Back Cover (Integral Tables)

Part 2: Quantum Mechanics, Spectroscopy, Statistical Mechanics

Inside Front Cover (Constants, Atomic Masses)

Title Page

Table of Contents

Chapter 23: The Foundations of Quantum Mechanics 1

Chapter 24: The Quantum Mechanics of Rotation and Vibration 63

Chapter 25: Atomic Structure 99

Chapter 26: Molecular Structure (Molecular Orbital Theory) 165
    CNDO Molecular Orbital Applet with forms based input.
    CNDO Molecular Orbital Applet with text file based input.
   Matrix Diagonalization The eigen app diagonalizes real, symmetric matrices.
   Secular Equations applet solves the generalized eigen value problem, which is used for Extended Huckel Molecular Orbital calculations.
    Secular Equations Applet Instructions for the Secular Equations Solver covers two examples, LiH and CH4.

Chapter 27: Rotational and Vibrational Spectroscopy 235

Chapter 28: Electronic Spectroscopy 313

Chapter 29: Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy 379
   JMM: 1st Order Multiplet Maker for spin-spin splitting multiplets.
   Vicinal Spin-Spin Coupling Constant Prediction for 1H-1H 3J-constants in alkanes (sp3-sp3).
    JD: Spin-Spin Splitting Simulation for up to six spins.
   Exchange: Chemical Exchange Lineshape Simulation for 2 site exchange.

Chapter 30: Statistical Mechanics 445
   ABC is an applet that calculates the point group, Principal Moments of Inertia, Rotational Constants, and Entropy of Rotation of a polyatomic molecule
   Equilibrium Constants from Molecular Structure uses statistical mechanics to calculate the equilibrium constant for a simple bimolecular
      chemical reaction involving diatomic molecules and atoms.
   Equilibrium Constants for Polyatomics is for reactions involving polyatomic molecules

Chapter 31: Kinetic Molecular Theory 503

Chapter 32: Reaction Dynamics 539
   The "Classical Trajectory Reaction Dynamics" applets calculate trajectories for the endothermic-late barrier H + HF and the exothermic-early barrier H + HBr reactions.

Appendix 1: Data Section and Integral Table 585

Inside Back Cover (Integral Table, continued)

Answers to Back-of-the-Chapter Problems:

Part 1: Kinetics, Thermodynamics, and Electrochemistry:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22.
    and all in one file: Ch 1-22.

Part 2: Quantumn Mechanics, Spectroscopy, and Statistical Mechanics:
Chapter: 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32.
    and all in one file: Ch 23-32

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