PART ONE: THERMODYNAMICS. 1. Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics and Equations of State. 2. First Law of Thermodynamics. 3. Second and Third Laws of Thermodynamics. 4. Fundamental Equations of Thermodynamics. 5. Chemical Equilibrium. 6. Phase Equilibrium. 7. Electrochemical Equilibrium. 8. Thermodynamics of Biochemical Reactions. PART TWO: QUANTUM CHEMISTRY. 9. Quantum Theory. 10. Atomic Structure. 11. Molecular Electronic Structure. 12. Symmetry. 13. Rotational and Vibrational Spectroscopy. 14. Electronic Spectroscopy of Molecules. 15. Magnetic Resonan ce Spectroscopy. 16. Statistical Mechanics. PART THREE: KINETICS.<b> 17. Kinetic Theory of Gases. 18. Experimental Kinetics and Gas Reactions. 19. Chemical Dynamics and Photochemisty. 20. Kinetics in the Liquid Phase. PART FOUR: MACROSCOPIC AND MICROSCOPIC STRUCTURES. 21. Macromolecules. 22. Electric and Magnetic Properties of Molecules. 23. Solid State Chemistry. 24. Surface Dynamics. Appendix A: Physical Quantuties and Units. Appendix B: Values of Physical Constants. Appendix C: Tables of Physical Chemical Data. Appendix D: Mathematical Relations. Appendix E: Greek Alphabet. Appendix F: Useful Information on the Web. Appendix G: Symbols for Physical Quantities and Their SI Units. Appendix H: Answers to the First Set of Problems. Index.
Robert J. Silbey is the Class of 1942 Professor of Chemistry at MIT. His research involves theoretical studies of single-molecule spectroscopy at low temperatures, energy and electron transfer and relaxation in molecular aggregates, the optical and electronic properties of conjugated oligomers and polymers, and the transport of charge in organic systems.