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Stories in Higher-ed

Stories from Customers on how the Physical Chemistry textbook is being used around the world along with testimonials from users. We would love to hear how you have been using the book. Please feel free to leave your comment or contact us via the many options available onsite including Facebook and Twitter

Isobaric, Isochoric and Isothermal processes for an ideal gas

Various processes for an ideal gas explained using the Physical Chemistry ebook. The clips are from classroom recordings, please excuse if the quality is not that great. Continue reading

Chemical Kinetics Part III: Dragons, Caves & Catalysts

A gnome on a gold dragon?

In 1974, Gary Gygax revolutionized the world of fantasy games by publishing the first edition of a game: it was called “Dungeons & Dragons”, and it soon became clear that the potential was so big that other game designers tried to jump into the cart producing similar games (now collectively known as “role-playing games”), even clones or with similar names (“Tunnel & Trolls”, etc). Continue reading

The usefulness of Enzymes as Biological Catalysts

Enzyme catalyzed reaction

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Fall is creeping into my part of the world; harvest is in full swing and my thoughts are turning now to large dinners with ham, turkey and all the fixings. Of course, one of the things I am most thankful for after such a meal is catalysts.

The term catalyst is commonly used as an expression to identify a person or moment that started an event. In my world, it is a substance that helps speeds things up without being used up. Continue reading

Enzyme Catalysis in Chemical Transformations

Acid-Base Catalysis

Screengrab of animation of Acid-Base catalysis from the Physical Chemistry book

Enzymes are the catalysts of biological systems. They are remarkable molecular designs that determine the pattern of chemical transformations.

The most striking characteristics of enzymes are their catalytic power and specificity. By using the full gamut of intermolecular forces, enzymes bring substrates together in an optimum orientation. Continue reading

Chemists and Parents compared, Kinetically speaking

Are we there yet?

Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?...

Have you ever uttered or heard the phrase: Are we there yet? or How much longer?  Does this prompt flashbacks of your last family vacation!?  We are constantly interested in time, and how fast things happen. Chemists are no different, we merely change the phrasing to: Is it done yet, and how much longer? Continue reading

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Thermodynamics Module - Physical Chemistry
Thermodynamics module
Chapters 1 to 6 of Physical Chemistry - Laidler, Meiser, Sanctuary

Includes multimedia that opens on relevant pages and allows the student to visualize many of the concepts by varying parameters and plotting different graphs. Things students often have difficulty with, such as isothermal, isobaric, isochoric and adiabatic process, are clearly visualized.

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Physical Chemistry - Laidler, Meiser, Sanctuary
Physical Chemistry textbook
by Laidler, Meiser, Sanctuary

This popular Physical Chemistry text book is now available in electronic format. We have preserved much of the material of the former hard copy editions, making changes to improve understanding of the concepts in addition to including some of the recent discoveries in physical chemistry. Many chapters have new sections and the coverage of several chapters has been greatly expanded.

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