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Basic Physical Chemistry for the Atmospheric Sciences

Basic Physical Chemistry for the Atmospheric Sciences

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: September 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521785679

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  • Updated and revised, this highly successful text details the basic chemical principles required for modern studies of atmospheres, oceans, and Earth and planetary systems. This completely accessible introduction allows undergraduate and graduate students with little formal training in chemistry to grasp such fundamental concepts as chemical equilibria, chemical thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, solution chemistry, acid and base chemistry, oxidation-reduction reactions, and photochemistry. In the companion volume Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry (also to be published in May 2000), Peter Hobbs details atmospheric chemistry itself, including its applications to air pollution, acid rain, the ozone hole, and climate change. Together these two books offer an ideal introduction to atmospheric chemistry for a variety of disciplines.

    • New edition revised and updated
    • Contains numerous exercises with solutions
    • This text and Hobbs' other Cambridge University Press book Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry form ideal companion volumes for a full course in atmospheric science
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    "...very well written...any student aspiring to be a meteorologist, with or without a lab coat and acid-stained fingers, should have a well ear-marked copy on the shelf. Even fledgling chemists will find this text useful as a short, but concise introduction to difficult subject matter." Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: September 2000
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521785679
    • length: 222 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 12 mm
    • weight: 0.3kg
    • contains: 8 b/w illus. 12 tables 162 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Chemical equilibrium
    2. Chemical thermodynamics
    3. Chemical kinetics
    4. Solution chemistry and aqueous equilibria
    5. Acids and bases
    6. Oxidation-reduction reactions
    7. Photochemistry
    Appendices.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Air Pollution I
    • Physical Chemistry I - ll
  • Author

    Peter V. Hobbs, University of Washington

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