Physical Chemistry by Ira N. Levine, McGraw-Hill, 5th Ed'n (2002).
Physical Chemistry by P. W. Atkins and J. De Paula, W. H. Freeman, 2009 (or earlier)
- Review of second year thermodynamics.
- Statistical Mechanics: Boltzmann distribution, fundamental postulates,
ensembles, microstates, non-interacting systems, particle partition functions
translational, rotational, and vibration contributions to partition functions
Equipartition Principle, applications of Statistical Mechanics and
connection with thermodynamics
- Solutions: Open systems, partial molar quantities, standard states,
Gibbs-Duhem equation, ideal and non-ideal solutions, Raoult's and
- Applications: Osmotic pressure, ion activities, Donnan membrane equilibrium,
active and passive transport, electrochemical potential, chemical equilibria.