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Exam Survival Guide: Physical Chemistry


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Jochen Vogt
    Pages 9-16
  3. Jochen Vogt
    Pages 17-69
  4. Jochen Vogt
    Pages 71-82
  5. Jochen Vogt
    Pages 83-117
  6. Jochen Vogt
    Pages 119-145
  7. Jochen Vogt
    Pages 147-173
  8. Jochen Vogt
    Pages 175-211
  9. Jochen Vogt
    Pages 213-292
  10. Jochen Vogt
    Pages 293-356
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 357-382

About this book


A text- and exercise book for physical chemistry students! This book deals with the fundamental aspects of physical chemistry taught at the undergraduate level in chemistry and the engineering sciences in a compact and practice-oriented form. Numerous problems and detailed solutions offer the possibility of an in-depth reflection of topics like chemical thermodynamics and kinetics, atomic structure and spectroscopy. Every chapter starts with a recapitulation of important background information, before leading over to representative exercises and problems. Detailed descriptions systematically present and explain the solutions to the problems, so that readers can carefully check their own solutions and get clear-cut introductions on how to approach similar problems systematically.  
The book addresses students at the (upper) undergraduate level, as well as tutors and teachers. It is a rich source of exercises for exam preparation and can be used alongside classical textbooks. Furthermore it can serve teachers and tutors for the conception of their lessons. Its well-thought-through presentation, structure and design make the book appeal to everybody who wants to succeed with the physical chemistry lessons and exercises.


Chemical Reaction Kinetics Chemical Thermodynamics Chemistry Exam Preparation Physical Chemistry Exercises Physical Chemistry Textbook Problems and Solutions Physical Chemistry Stoichiometry of Chemical Reactions Teaching Physical Chemistry

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Chemisches Institut der Universität MagdeburgMagdeburgGermany

About the authors

Jochen Vogt was born in 1970 in Aalen, Germany. He studied physics at the University of Ulm from 1990 to 1996, and obtained his PhD in physical chemistry from the University of Hannover, Germany. Since his postdoctoral lecture qualification in 2008, he is a private lecturer at the chemistry department of the University of Magdeburg, Germany. His research activities are in the field of physical chemistry of interfaces and molecular spectroscopy.

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“Exam Survival Guide is a resource designed to demonstrate how to solve 80-plus physical chemistry problems in a thorough manner. … The book is certainly readable for an undergraduate taking a physical chemistry course … . Individuals who are relearning physical chemistry (e.g., new professors) will find this book useful. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above; researchers and faculty.” (J. A. Bartz, Choice, Vol. 55 (2), October, 2017)