Statistical Mechanics of Liquids and Solutions: Intermolecular Forces, Structure and Surface Interactions, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Statistical Mechanics of Liquids and Solutions

Intermolecular Forces, Structure and Surface Interactions, 1st Edition

By Roland Kjellander

CRC Press

480 pages | 10 Color Illus. | 75 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781482244014
pub: 2019-07-11
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The statistical mechanical theory of liquids and solutions is a fundamental area of physical sciences with important implications for many industrial applications. This book shows how you can start from basic laws for the interactions and motions of microscopic particles and calculate how macroscopic systems of these particles behave, thereby explaining properties of matter at the scale that we perceive. Using this microscopic, molecular approach, the text emphasizes clarity of physical explanations for phenomena and mechanisms relevant to fluids, addressing the structure and behavior of liquids and solutions under various conditions. A notable feature is the author’s treatment of forces between particles that include nanoparticles, macroparticles, and surfaces. The book also provides an expanded, in-depth treatment of polar liquids and electrolytes.

Table of Contents


Statistical mechanics from a quantum perspective

Classical statistical mechanics

Illustrative examples from some classical theories of fluids

Interaction potentials and distributions functions

Interactions and correlations in simple bulk electrolytes

Inhomogeneous and confined simple fluids

Surface forces

About the Author

Roland Kjellander acquired a master’s degree in chemical engineering, a Ph.D. in physical chemistry, and the title of docent in physical chemistry from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. He is currently a professor emeritus of physical chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. His previous appointments include roles in various academic and research capacities at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden; Australian National University, Canberra; Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA; and Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA. He was awarded the 2004 Pedagogical Prize from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and the 2007 Norblad-Ekstrand Medal from the Swedish Chemical Society. Professor Kjellander’s field of research is statistical mechanics, in particular liquid state theory.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Physical & Theoretical
SCIENCE / Physics