Intermolecular and Surface Forces, 3rd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0080923631
  • ISBN-13: 9780080923635
  • DDC: 541.226
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 710 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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This reference describes the role of various intermolecular and interparticle forces in determining the properties of simple systems such as gases, liquids and solids, with a special focus on more complex colloidal, polymeric and biological systems. The book provides a thorough foundation in theories and concepts of intermolecular forces, allowing researchers and students to recognize which forces are important in any particular system, as well as how to control these forces. This third edition is expanded into three sections and contains five new chapters over the previous edition.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Front Matter.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Preface to the Third Edition.
Preface to Second Edition.
Preface to the First Edition.
Units, Symbols, Useful Quantities and Relations.
Definitions and Glossary.
1: The Forces between Atoms and Molecules.
2: Historical Perspective.
3: Thermodynamic and Statistical Aspects of Intermolecular Forces.
4: Strong Intermolecular Forces: Covalent and Coulomb Interactions.
5: Interactions Involving Polar Molecules.
6: Interactions Involving the Polarization of Molecules.
7: Van Der Waals Forces.
8: Repulsive Steric Forces, Total Intermolecular Pair Potentials, and Liquid Structure.
9: Special Interactions: Hydrogen-bonding and Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic Interactions.
10: Nonequilibrium and Time-dependent Interactions.
11: The Forces between Particles and Surfaces.
12: Unifying Concepts in Intermolecular and Interparticle Forces.
13: Contrasts between Intermolecular, Interparticle, and Intersurface Forces.
14: Force-measuring Techniques.
15: Van Der Waals Forces between Particles and Surfaces.
16: Electrostatic Forces between Surfaces in Liquids.
17: Solvation, Structural, and Hydration Forces.
18: Steric (polymer-mediated) and Thermal Fluctuation Forces.
19: Adhesion and Wetting Phenomena.
20: Friction and Lubrication Forces.
21: Self-assembling Structures and Biological Systems.
22: Thermodynamic Principles of Self-assembly.
23: Soft and Biological Structures.
24: Interactions of Biological Membranes and Structures.
25: Dynamic Biointeractions.