Physical Chemistry Thermodynamics Structure and Change – Edition after edition, Atkins and de Paula’s #1 bestseller remains the most contemporary, most effective full-length textbook for courses covering thermodynamics in the first semester and quantum mechanics in the second semester.
Its molecular view of physical chemistry, contemporary applications, student friendly pedagogy, and strong problem-solving emphasis make it particularly well-suited for pre-meds, engineers, physics, and chemistry students.
Now organized into briefer, more manageable topics, and featuring additional applications and mathematical guidance, the new edition helps students learn more effectively, while allowing instructors to teach the way they want.Available in Split Volumes
For maximum flexibility in your physical chemistry course, this text is now offered as a traditional text or in two volumes:
Volume 1: Thermodynamics and Kinetics: 1-4641-2451-5
Volume 2: Quantum Chemistry: 1-4641-2452-3
“The textbook achieves a successful balance between being clear, direct, and rigorous. The pedagogical style of the text is so compelling that reading it parallels the impression of being in the actual presence of the authors as they teach the class.”
–Dr Lisandro Hernandez de la Pena, Kettering University
“This book holds its own against competitors, and the authors make this text stand out by including additional features and roadmaps that are great innovations.”
–Dr William Alexander, The University of Memphis
About the Author
Peter Atkins is a Fellow of Lincoln College at the University of Oxford and the author of more than sixty books for students and a general audience. His texts are market-leaders around the globe.
Julio de Paula is Professor of Chemistry and Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at Lewis & Clark College. His research activities encompass the areas of molecular spectroscopy, biophysical chemistry, and nanoscience.