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Re: New to physical chemistry, what is the best text to understand it?
« Reply #30 on: March 22, 2014, 05:32:23 AM »

It's true many professors are horrible teachers, but it's a bit presumptuous to claim that your professor didn't understand what he was trying to teach.
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Re: New to physical chemistry, what is the best text to understand it?
« Reply #31 on: March 22, 2014, 12:18:09 PM »

It's true many professors are horrible teachers, but it's a bit presumptuous to claim that your professor didn't understand what he was trying to teach.

Trust me, he didn't.

He was never prepared for the experiments. All of my other lab teachers at least knew how to troubleshoot lab problems. My P Chem professor just seemed uncomfortable in the lab.

In lecture, he breezed through the material like clockwork. I didn't understand him, but he was pretty confident in answering most questions.
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Re: New to physical chemistry, what is the best text to understand it?
« Reply #32 on: December 01, 2014, 05:42:27 AM »

Is anyone familiar with Ball "Physical Chemistry" textbook?

I have one and it is great!
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Can you suggest books?
« Reply #33 on: January 23, 2015, 04:01:30 AM »

Hi all!

I would like to ask your *delete me*
I am a rookie in the subject. I have to admit i don't exactly interested in the mathematical way. I really don't have the "basic" advanced math which would needed it. :)
Look at me if i would be a high school physics and chemistry teacher whose imaginary students don't have to solve wave functions or understand Schrodinger's equation. :)   
So if you would be so kind and could suggest me books - by in the light of the mentioned form - about atomic structure, chemical bonding (why they are forming) importance of quantum numbers, spins etc. I know a part of it is quantum physics, part of it chemistry or physical-chemistry.

Thank you in advance!
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Re: New to physical chemistry, what is the best text to understand it?
« Reply #34 on: April 22, 2015, 08:15:11 AM »

Schaum's Outline of Physical Chemistry, 2nd Edition, Schaum's Outline Series, (1988), by Clyde Metz
Paperback, Price ≈ $25-15 (new book)
It an old book, but physical chemistry has not really changed from the date of edition. It covers almost all issues of physical chemistry and contains hundreds of solved problems and examples. High value for that money.
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Re: New to physical chemistry, what is the best text to understand it?
« Reply #35 on: June 15, 2015, 01:21:31 PM »

Anyone read "Physical Chemistry for the Chemical Sciences" 2014 chang-thoman?
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Re: New to physical chemistry, what is the best text to understand it?
« Reply #36 on: August 14, 2015, 04:30:38 AM »

We use "The principles of Chemical Equilibrium" by Denbigh. Do you know it? What do you think about it?
I'm an undergraduate student and in my opinion it's not a good textbook for us.
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