Textbook of Physical Chemistry
M V Sangaranarayanan, V Mahadevan
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Textbook of Physical Chemistry, together with the companion books on organic chemistry and inorganic chemistry, meets the complete requirements of undergraduate students of chemistry across India. In a book comprising all the classical topics which span physical chemistry including chemical kinetics, electrochemistry and thermodynamics among others, uniformity in the depth of coverage of each topic is not easy to attain in view of the disjointed pace of growth of each discipline. Nevertheless, care has been taken to ensure that the material in this book will sustain the interest of students and motivate them to learn physical chemistry.

In order to aid students, every chapter contains the Objectives at the beginning and Key Points at the end. Various aspects of physical chemistry are dealt with in a lucid manner and interesting related matter is highlighted in boxes. The derivations are given in a comprehensible manner. Since physical chemistry involves numericals, several worked examples complement the text. The exercises at the end of each chapter, in particular, will be extremely valuable to sharpen the problem-solving skills and direct the student towards appreciating the nuances of physical chemistry.

Special Features:

  • Objectives are listed to give an overview of the chapter
  • Chapters are developed in a logical and interesting manner
  • Derivations are kept simple
  • Interesting matter is highlighted in grey boxes
  • Numerous worked out examples complement the text
  • Exercises at the end of each chapter to sharpen the problem-solving skills
  • Key points at the end of each chapter to aid revision
Dr M V Sangaranarayanan is Professor, Department of Chemistry, IIT Madras. He obtained his Ph D from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He was awarded the Alexander von Humboldt fellowship. He was a Scientist at the Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Karaikudi, before joining IIT Madras. He handles physical chemistry for B Tech and electrochemistry and irreversible thermodynamics for M Sc students. His research work is in the field of electrochemistry; he has to his credit 90 papers in national and international journals of repute and has earlier co-authored a book, Non-equilibrium Thermodynamics–Principles and Applications. Dr V Mahadevan retired as Professor, Department of Chemistry, IIT Madras. He has more than 30 years of experience in teaching B Tech and M Sc students. He obtained his Ph D from the Madras University and then went to the North Western University for a post doctoral stint. On his return, he joined IIT Madras where he worked till his retirement. He took a sabbatical and worked in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Texas, Austin. He has to his credit over 100 publications in reputed refereed journals in polymer chemistry, chemical kinetics and bioorganic chemistry; during the course of his career, he has guided over 20 research scholars for their doctorates.
  1. Quantum Chemistry
  2. Gaseous State
  3. Liquid State
  4. Solid State
  5. Colloidal State
  6. First Law of Thermodynamics
  7. Second Law of Thermodynamics
  8. Third Law of Thermodynamics
  9. Solutions
  10. Phase Equilibria
  11. Chemical Kinetics
  12. Surface Chemistry and Catalysis
  13. Photochemistry
  14. Electrochemistry—Ionics
  15. Electrochemical Cells
  16. Polarography
  17. Group Theory
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