Atkins' Physical Chemistry (12th edition)
Atkins' Physical Chemistry (12th edition)

Atkins' Physical Chemistry (12th edition)

Peter Atkins; Julio de Paula; James Keeler
  • The gold standard physical chemistry text, which evolves with every edition to meet the needs of current students
  • Exceptional mathematical support - including annotated equations, equation checklists, and mathematical resources - enables students to master the maths which underlies physical chemistry
  • The development of problem solving and analytical skills is actively encouraged by frequent worked examples, discussion questions, exercises, and problems
  • A range of other learning features, including video tutorials, brief illustrations, and key concept checklists, are incorporated throughout to aid students in their study of physical chemistry

New to this Edition:

  • A refreshed writing style is designed to retain clarity whilst matching the way you read
  • A new prologue, 'Energy: A First Look', provides you with the conceptual foundations on which to build your knowledge and understanding of physical chemistry
  • A new Topic within Focus 9 introduces you to the underlying principles of computational chemistry
  • New digital content includes 19 video tutorials about the key equations introduced in each Focus, interviews with physical chemists working in a range of industries, and dynamic graphs
  • Further self-test material added, including over 200 multiple choice questions, and extra exercises, which now total over 1,000, and problems, totalling over 700.

The exceptional quality of previous editions has been built upon to make the twelfth edition of Atkins' Physical Chemistry even more closely suited to the needs of both lecturers and students. The writing style has been refreshed in collaboration with current students of physical chemistry in order to retain the clarity for which the book is recognised while mirroring the way you read and engage with information.
Digital enhancements introduced for the new edition include dynamic graphs, which you can interact with to explore how the manipulation of variables affects the results of the graphs; self-check questions at the end of every Topic; video content from physical chemists; and video tutorials to accompany each Focus, which dig deeper into the key equations introduced. There is also a new foundational prologue entitled 'Energy: A First Look', which summarizes key concepts that are best kept in mind right from the beginning of your physical chemistry studies.
The coupling of the broad coverage of the subject with a structure and use of pedagogy that is even more innovative will ensure Atkins' Physical Chemistry remains the textbook of choice for studying physical chemistry.


1:The properties of gases
2:The First Law
3:The Second and Third Laws
4:Physical transformations of pure substances
5:Simple mixtures
6:Chemical equilibrium
7:Quantum theory
8:Atomic structure and spectra
9:Molecular structure
10:Molecular symmetry
11:Molecular spectroscopy
12:Magnetic resonance
13:Statistical thermodynamics
14:Molecular interactions
16:Molecules in motion
17:Chemical kinetics
18:Reaction dynamics
19:Processes at solid surfaces


Peter Atkins, Fellow, University of Oxford, Julio de Paula, Professor of Chemistry, Lewis and Clark College, and James Keeler, Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Cambridge
Peter Atkins is a fellow of Lincoln College in the University of Oxford and the author of about seventy books for students and a general audience. His texts are market leaders around the globe. A frequent lecturer in the United States and throughout the world, he has held visiting professorships in France, Israel, Japan, China, and New Zealand. He was the founding chairman of the Committee on Chemistry Education of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry and was a member of IUPAC's Physical and Biophysical Chemistry Division. Peter was the 2016 recipient of the American Chemical Society's Grady-Stack Award for the communication of chemistry.
Julio de Paula is a Professor of Chemistry, Lewis & Clark College. A native of Brazil, he received a B.A. degree in chemistry from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and a Ph.D. in biophysical chemistry from Yale University. His research activities encompass the areas of molecular spectroscopy, biophysical chemistry, and nanoscience. He has taught courses in general chemistry, physical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, biochemistry, environmental chemistry, instrumental analysis, and writing. Julio was a recipient of the 2020 STAR Award, given by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement.
James Keeler is Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, and Walters Fellow in Chemistry at Selwyn College. He received his first degree and doctorate from the University of Oxford, specializing in nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. He is presently Head of Department, and before that was Director of Teaching in the department and also Senior Tutor at Selwyn College.

"An excellent textbook: very easy to read and fosters great understanding. Physical chemistry can be a very mathematical and complex area, but this textbook makes it easy to understand and is something I see myself using to help me carry out both lab work and physical chemistry questions." - Sophie Shearlaw, student, University of Strathclyde

"This book continuously improves and makes the learning process enjoyable. There are countless examples and exercises which can provide enormous support to both learners and lecturers." - Milan Antonijevic, lecturer, University of Greenwich

"The explanation of the concepts is great. The examples are really helpful: the authors really address almost every way in which the equations could be used. Truly a helpful textbook." - Eva Pogacar, student, Heriot-Watt University

"Covers all the topics that you would want in an undergraduate course on physical chemistry. It includes succinct overviews of mathematical concepts that students need to understand, and is extremely well-organised, breaking material into manageable sections." - Kristin Dawn Krantzman, lecturer, College of Charleston

"This textbook has always been, and continues to be, an excellent physical chemistry textbook. I highly recommend." - Mikko Linnolahti, lecturer, University of Eastern Finland

"Extremely useful Physical Chemistry textbook. Contains helpful overviews of useful equations and concepts. Schematics break down concepts and are good to support learning. Detailed content throughout." - Gabrielle Rennie, student, University of Strathclyde


ISBN : 9780198847816

Peter Atkins; Julio de Paula; James Keeler
992 ページ
219 x 276 mm mm





Atkins' Physical Chemistry (12th edition)

Atkins' Physical Chemistry (12th edition)

Atkins' Physical Chemistry (12th edition)