Chemical physics is a subdiscipline of chemistry and physics that investigates physicochemical phenomena, using techniques from atomic and molecular physics and condensed matter physics. It is the branch of physics that studies chemical processes from the point of view of physics. While at the interface of physics and chemistry, chemical physics is distinct from physical chemistry in that it focuses more on the characteristic elements and theories of physics. Meanwhile, physical chemistry studies the physical nature of chemistry. Nonetheless, the distinction between the two fields is vague, and workers often practices in each field during the course of their research. Physical chemistry, in contrast to chemical physics, is predominantly (but not always) a macroscopic or supra-molecular science, as the majority of the principles on which physical chemistry was founded, are concepts related to the bulk rather than on molecular/atomic structure alone, for example, chemical equilibrium and colloids. One of the key concepts in chemistry is that all chemical compounds can be described as groups of atoms bonded together and chemical reactions can be described as the making and breaking of those bonds. Predicting the properties of chemical compounds from a description of atoms and how the bond becomes one of the major goals of physical chemistry. To describe the atoms and bonds precisely, it is necessary to know both where the nuclei of the atoms are, and how electrons are distributed around them. This book seeks to serve as a practical guide to enable students to grasp the latest developments in chemical physics and physical chemistry.
AUTOR: Gonzalez, Michael
EDITORA: Auris Reference
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