"In selecting a physical
chemistry textbook from the several that are available, there is much to like
about this book. If you are considering physical chemistry textbooks for a
course, then this book should be on your list..."
-Journal of Chemical Education, August 5, 2015
"With expanded coverage
and more depth, Chang's newest book is now an excellent fit for students on the
BS Chemistry track. It will provide them with the rigorous foundations
knowledge they need for advanced studies in any sub-disciplines of chemistry,
including biochemistry/biophysical chemistry."
-Taina Chao, State University of New York, Purchase
"The most student-friendly P Chem text available."
-Howard Mayne, University of New Hampshire
"I was very pleased to learn that Chang and Thoman have produced a new text for the traditional two-semester Physical Chemistry for Chemistry majors course. I found the same engaging and accessible writing style I have come to expect and appreciate from Chang's textbooks. The new book's coverage of atomic and molecular quantum mechanics, spectroscopy, and statistical thermodynamics brings it into line with all the essential topics of a rigorous P Chem class. I expect this textbook will be high on the list for instructors seeking a thorough, integrated approach to the subject of Physical Chemistry, combined with a clear and conversational writing style."
-Alan Van Orden, Colorado State University
"The new Chang/Thoman text
is very good. I like its approach and it is very easy to read and well
organized. I especially like that the kinetic theory of gases is
introduced at the beginning of the text. This makes the later derivation
of heat capacities easy to explain and understand. In my opinion, this
text makes a much better approach to Physical Chemistry than the other texts
-Mark Obrovac, Dalhousie University
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Translated into Korean.
Raymond Chang, left, was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Shanghai and Hong Kong, China. He received his B.Sc. degree in chemistry from London University, England and his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Yale University. After doing postdoctoral research at Washington University and teaching for a year at Hunter College of the City University of New York, he joined the chemistry department at Williams College. Chang has served on the American Chemical Society Examination Committee and the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Committee. He has also served as editor of The Chemical Educator and has authored books on general chemistry and spectroscopy.
Jay Thoman, right, was born and raised in Rochester, New York. He received his B.A. in chemistry from Williams College and earned his Ph.D. from MIT. After a postdoctoral fellowship with Dave Chandler at the Combustion Research Facility in Livermore California, he returned to Williams College to join the faculty. His research employs laser spectroscopy to investigate the dynamics of small molecules. Working with colleagues, he also studies the chemistry of the local environment. Thoman teaches introductory, physical, and environmental chemistry, a course on the chemistry and physics of cooking, and a January-term course "Glass and Glassblowing". He served for a decade on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Committee.
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