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  • Paperback: 152 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford (24 April 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199689091
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199689095
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 0.8 x 11.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 60,025 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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[Physical Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction] is carefully written and captures the breadth of the subject. (Chemistry World)

An exemplary book, both for those who, like me, want to refresh and modernize his obsolete knowledge, and for those (students, pupils) whom you will introduce into this fascinating subject. Without any reserve: cordially recommended! (Hans Bouma, NVOX)

About the Author

Peter Atkins is the author of about 70 books, including the world-renowned and widely used Physical Chemistry, now in its 10th edition [in Jan 2014]. After graduating from the University of Leicester and a post-doctoral year in the University of California, Los Angeles, he returned to Oxford in 1965 as Fellow of Lincoln College and University Lecturer (later Professor) in physical chemistry. He retired in 2007, but continues to write and lecture worldwide.

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I got this as a quick refresher - it is just the job for that and it nudged me into refamiliarity with this fascinating area, of which more should become aware in this energy important age. Applying the principles of chemical thermodynamics, in particular, might help to moderate the flights of fancy of some of our scientifically deficient environmentalists and politicians. They will need to a bit more study, of course.
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By pete thomson on 4 July 2014
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A very well written and understandable introduction to physical chemistry
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A considerably confusing "introduction" 20 Aug. 2014
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While the author is a very engaging communicator, to my mind he hasn't actually written a true introductory book for those with little or no prior knowledge of physical chemistry here. Like all too many writers of "introductory" books, what he's written is more of a re-introductory booklet for those already familiar with the field and its jargon, who simply want to go back and re-visit the fundamental concepts of the field in a more romanticized and philosophical way.

But even at that, the writer is apt to confuse you, for he starts using terminologies well before he's even defined them and before you even know that any explanation of those terms is forthcoming. And so, in the interim, if you don't just give up on the book, you're muddling through, completely confused and feeling quite bad about your intelligence.

Atkins' explanations of Gibbs free energy, entropy, and enthalpy, despite his efforts to speak plain English, are about as confusing as any I've ever read on the subject. I'm giving this book three stars only because I feel like his heart's perhaps in the right place, but if I didn't suspect that, I'd give it two.
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