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by Andrew Maczek

  • ISBN: 0613921534
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  • Author: Andrew Maczek
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: San Val (June 1998)
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Andrew Maczek, Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S3 7HF. Tel: 0114 222 9500. Series: Oxford Chemistry Primers (Book 58). Paperback: 96 pages. It was a nice read and a manageable introduction, but I wonder whether it is more efficient simply to start with a more substantial book.

The first primer Organic Synthesis: The Roles of Boron and Silicon was published by Oxford University Press in 1991. As of 2017 there are 100 titles in the series, written by a wide range of authors.

Statistical Thermodynamics book. The Oxford Chemistry Primers series aims to provide a brief, concise summary of various topics in chemistry

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Maczek presents here a short invitation to statistical chemical thermodynamics, showing how the partition functions due to various degrees of freedom of a molecule can be used to calculate thermodynamic properties and to predict the positions of chemical equilibria. It has some quirks, and whether or not it is a worthwhile purchase seems like an individual decision.

First the good things. Maczek's primer is succinct, delivering ideas in bite-sized chunks, almost like an outline or set of lecture notes. Thus, it does not stretch the reader's attention span too much. Its overall brevity also enables one to read the entire book in a short period of time and have a reasonable taste of statistical thermodynamics. The parts of the book I enjoyed the most were the case studies on simple applications, which Maczek wove into the book as interstitial chapters between presentations of various partition functions. He used two-level theory to explain the Schottky anomaly in the heat capacity of solids and delivered a nice explanation of ortho- and para-hydrogen along with the rotational partition function. These chapters were gems, short but very satsisfying illustrations of the power of the theory.

On the other hand, the book is quite limited. Its main caveat is that it assumes a full knowledge of classical thermodynamics, which I did not have when I read the book. To follow the treatment, one also needs a knowledge of basic quantum mechanics. When showing how all classical thermodynamic quantities can be written in terms of the canonical partition function, it pulls sophisticated formulae from classical thermodynamics out of thin air, making the derivations look like a collection of silly tricks involving partial derivatives. The treatment of the theory is quite superficial; for example, the absolutely fundamental derivation of the most probable statistical distribution and its predominance at equilibrium are omitted. So is any discussion of Boltzmann's statistical view of entropy. Finally, the book is a bit expensive for my tastes (it's cheap compared to other science textbooks, but remember that it is a 90-page paperback that goes by quickly and which has only limited value as a reference).

These drawbacks are probably symptoms of a deliberate effort to keep the book short and simple. For a student wanting to learn and understand statistical thermodynamics in any depth, Maczek would break the ice, but it cannot be the only book in this effort (to his credit, Maczek admits this). It was a nice read and a manageable introduction, but I wonder whether it is more efficient simply to start with a more substantial book.
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some recommended books.

Start with the following 2:

1. Last 5 chapters of "Introduction to Thermophysics" by Thomas P. Espinola

2. Elements of Statistical Thermodynamics by Leonard K. Nash, 2nd edition (read his Elements of Chemical Thermodynamics book. also very well done). Both reprinted by Dover

Then proceed with (in no particular order):

An Introduction to Statistical Thermodynamics by Terrell L. Hill

Statistical Mechanics by Donald A. McQuarrie

The Principles of Statistical Mechanics by Richard C. Tolman

Introduction to Modern Statistical Mechanics by David Chandler

Look at my other reviews for other chemistry books.

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