An introductory yet rigorous account of electrolyte solutions which emphasises the connection between the obsevable macroscopic experimental properties and the interpretations made at the molecular level.
An Introduction to Aqueous Electrolyte Solutions is a comprehensive coverage of solution equilibria and properties of aqueous ionic solutions. Acid/base equilibria, ion pairing, complex formation, solubilities, reversible emf's and experimental conductance studies are all illustrated by many worked examples. Theories of non-ideality leading to expressions for activity coefficients, conductance theories and investigations of solvation are described; great care being taken to provide detailed verbal clarification of the key concepts of these theories. The theoretical development focuses on the physical aspects, with the mathematical development being fully explained. An overview of the thermodynamic background is given. Each chapter includes intended learning outcomes and worked problems and examples to encourage student understanding of this multidisciplinary subject. An invaluable text for students taking courses in chemistry and chemical engineering. This book will also be useful for biology, biochemistry and biophysics students who may be required to study electrochemistry as part of their course.* A comprehensive introduction to the behaviour and properties of aqueous ionic solutions, including clear explanation and development of key concepts and theories* Clear, student friendly style clarifying complex aspects which students find difficult* Key developments in concepts and theory explained in a descriptive manner to encourage student understanding* Includes worked problems and examples throughout
Preliminary Chapter Guidance to Students. Chapter 1Setting the Stage. Chapter 2: The Concept of Chemical Equilibrium: An Introduction. Chapter 3: Acids and Bases: A First Approach. Chapter 4: Equilibrium Calculations for Acids and Bases. Chapter 5: Equilibrium Calculations for Salts and Buffers. Chapter 6: Neutralisation and pH curves. Chapter 7: Ion Pairing, Complex Formation and Solubilities. Chapter 8: Practical Applications of Thermodynamics for Electrolyte Solutions. Chapter 9: Electrochemical Cells and EMFs. Chapter 10: Concepts and Theory of Non-ideality. Chapter 11: Conductance: The Ideal Case. Chapter 12 Conductance: The Non-ideal Case for Symmetrical Electrolytes. Chapter: 13 Solvation.