Preparing for Your ACS Examinations in Physical Chemistry: The Official Guide

(Commonly called the Physical Chemistry Study Guide)

ISBN 10: 0-9708042-2-9 ISBN 13: 987-0-9708042-2-8

This guide includes 126 pages of information in essentially three categories. First, there is a brief explanation of content in physical chemistry. Second, there are example exam items where the question and answers are analyzed (so you can see not only why the correct answer is correct, but also how the other incorrect answers – called distractors – are devised for a multiple-choice item). Finally, there are practice questions for each section.

Content includes:

Thermodynamics

Equations of State

Laws of Thermodynamics and State Functions

Mathematical Relationships in Thermodynamics

Chemical and Phase Equilibria

Dynamics

Kinetic Molecular Theory

Transport Properties

Phenomenological Kinetics

Mechanisms

Reaction Dynamics

Statistical Mechanics

Quantum Mechanics

Quantum Chemistry: History and Concepts

Simple Analytical Mechanical Model Systems

Modern Quantum Mechanical Problems: Atomic systems

Symmetry

Molecular Orbital Theory

Spectral Problems

Advanced Topics: Electronic Structure Theory and Spectroscopy