2nd Edition

Chemical Calculations Mathematics for Chemistry, Second Edition

By Paul C. Yates, Paul Yates Copyright 2007
    382 Pages 102 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    382 Pages
    by CRC Press

    Many undergraduate students enter into chemistry courses from a wide range of backgrounds, often possessing various levels of experience with the mathematical concepts necessary for carrying out practical calculations in chemistry. Chemical Calculations: Mathematics for Chemistry, Second Edition provides a unified, student-friendly reference of mathematical concepts and techniques incorporated into the context of familiar chemical topics.

    Uniquely organized by chemical—rather than mathematical—topics, this book relates each mathematical technique to the chemical concepts where it applies. The new edition features additional, revised, and updated material in every chapter. It achieves greater clarity with newly improved organization of topics and cross-referencing where mathematical techniques occur more than once. The text also contains numerous worked examples along with end-of-chapter exercises and detailed solution—giving students the opportunity to apply previously introduced techniques to chemically related problems.

    An ideal course companion for chemistry courses throughout the length of a degree, the second edition of Chemical Calculations: Mathematics for Chemistry may also extend its utility as a concise and practical reference for professionals in a wide array of scientific disciplines involving chemistry.

    Positive and Negative Numbers
    Precedence in Equations
    Rearranging Equations
    Standard Form
    Dealing With Uncertainty in Experimental Techniques
    Displaying Uncertainties in the Measurement of Absorbance
    Measurement in Chemistry
    Stoichiometric Calculations
    Uncertainty in Measurement
    Fractions and Indices in the Equilibrium Constant
    Bond Enthalpies
    The Born–Haber Cycle
    Heat Capacity
    Clapeyron Equation
    Clausius–Clapeyron Equation
    The Ideal Gas Equation
    The Van der Waals Equation
    Equilibrium Constants
    Solution Chemistry
    Multiplication in the Calculation of Activity
    Raoult’s Law
    The Debye–Hückel Equation
    Ostwald’s Dilution Law
    Partial Molar Volumes
    Using a Rate Equation
    Rates of Change
    Zero-Order Reactions
    First-Order Reactions
    Second-Order Reactions
    The Arrhenius Equation
    The Steady-State Approximation
    Structural Chemistry
    Packing Fractions of Atoms in Metals
    Arrangement of Atoms in Crystals
    Bragg’s Law
    The Unit Cell
    X-ray Diffraction
    Symmetry Operators
    Quantum Mechanics
    Energy-Level Transitions and Appropriate Precision
    The Photon
    Forces Between Atoms
    Particle in a Box
    The Free Particle
    The Hydrogen Atom Wave Function
    The Helium Atom
    Calculation of Dipole Moments
    Dipole and Quadrupole Moments
    Electromagnetic Radiation
    The Beer–Lambert Law
    Rotational Spectroscopy
    Vibrational Spectroscopy
    Rotation–Vibration Spectroscopy
    Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
    Fourier Transform Spectroscopy
    Statistical mechanics
    Molecular Energy Distributions
    The Boltzmann Equation
    The Partition Function
    Appendix A: Units
    Appendix B: Physical Constants
    Answers to Exercises
    Answers to Problems
    Chemical Index
    Mathematical Index
    *Each chapter contains Exercises and Problems, with Answers available at the end of the book


    Paul Yates

     “...The volume’s unique feature is the arrangement according to chemical topics rather than mathematical topics, making it an excellent resource book for chemistry. The incorporation of chemical and mathematical indexes makes it an excellent reference book for chemistry students and practitioners. Yates has provided a unified, user-friendly book with mathematical concepts and techniques useful for applications to chemistry, designed for undergraduate chemistry use as the student encounters chemical topics in the curriculum. The flow if information, therefore, moves from chemical topics encountered in lower-level chemistry courses to topics covered in upper-division and first year graduate courses. Coverage of chemical topics is excellent, and mathematical concepts and techniques are appropriate to the chemical use of chemical examples from other scientific fields provides breath for chemistry students and support for students and professionals in other disciplines. This book provides the larger scientific community as well as the chemistry profession with a wealth of resources of value in a unique format suitable for undergraduates and professionals. Summing Up: Highly Recommended.”
    — D.A. Johnson, Spring Arbor University, in Choice Magazine, September 2007, Vol. 45, No. 01

    ". . . an excellent book . . . It is hard to find such a well-written text covering the difficult area of mathematics in such an easy-to-read format . . . If you have been searching for a mathematics book to recommend this should be the one."

    – P. Riby, in Chromatographia, March 2008, Vol. 67, No. 5/6