Basic Physical Chemistry for the Atmospheric Sciences

Basic Physical Chemistry for the Atmospheric Sciences

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Peter V. Hobbs
Cambridge University Press
Edition: 2, 12/7/2000
EAN 9780521780834, ISBN10: 0521780837

Hardcover, 222 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.6 cm
Language: English

Revised and updated in 2000, Basic Physical Chemistry for the Atmospheric Sciences provides a clear, concise grounding in the basic chemical principles required for studies of atmospheres, oceans, and earth and planetary systems. Undergraduate and graduate students with little formal training in chemistry can work through the chapters and the numerous exercises within this book before accessing the standard texts in the atmospheric chemistry, geochemistry, and the environmental sciences. The book covers the fundamental concepts of chemical equilibria, chemical thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, solution chemistry, acid and base chemistry, oxidation-reduction reactions, and photochemistry. In a companion volume entitled Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry (2000, Cambridge University Press) Peter Hobbs provides an introduction to atmospheric chemistry itself, including its applications to air pollution, acid rain, the ozone hole, and climate change. Together these two books provide an ideal introduction to atmospheric chemistry for a variety of disciplines.

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