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Physical Chemistry


The Physical Chemistry is located on the border between physics and chemistry, and is concerned both with the study of chemical processes occurring in physical symptoms as well as the influence of physical effects on chemical processes. Physical chemistry is therefore a branch of chemistry dealing with the physical properties of chemical substances, and the the application of physics to processes and phenomena in chemical systems.

Physical chemistry is in addition to the inorganic and organic chemistry one of the classic sections of this scientific subject area. It includes a number of other disciplines, of which the theoretical chemistry, thermodynamics (chemical thermodynamics) and thermochemistry, kinetics, electrochemistry and spectroscopy are just a few. In addition, physicochemical data, physicochemical aspects and issues play a role in many other areas of chemistry and other subjects. A particularly close relationship between chemistry and physics is at issues dealing with the atoms and molecules.

Online information resources on physical chemistry: lecture notes, tutorials, journals, databases etc.

Content, Topics

Lecture Notes, Tutorials

Physical Chemistry
Lecture Notes: Thermodynamics, Electrochemistry, and Equilibrium. Colby College, USA

Physical Chemistry
Lecture Notes: Quantum Mechanics, Spectroscopy, and Statistical Mechanics. Colby College, USA

Physical Chemistry I
Lecture notes. MIT OpenCourseWare, USA

Physical Chemistry II
Lecture notes. MIT OpenCourseWare, USA

Physical Chemistry Tutorials
Handouts and Lecture Notes. University of Oxford, UK

Data and Databases

Thermophysical properties of fluid systems
Accurate thermophysical properties are available for several fluids. NIST, USA

Thermophysical properties of pure substances and mixtures
... on the WEB can be searched for selected properties or all properties of a given substance or mixture. Reported data values along with bibliographic statements, descriptors and abstracts can be downloaded in several formats. Dechema, Germany


Annual Review of Physical Chemistry
A nonprofit scientific journal. Annual Reviews

Chemical Physics
... publishes experimental and theoretical papers on all aspects of chemical physics. In this journal, experiments are related to theory, and in turn theoretical papers are related to present or future experiments. Elsevier

Chemical Physics Letters
... publishes brief reports of original and timely research on the structures, properties and dynamics of molecules, solid surfaces, interfaces, condensed phases, polymers, nanostructures and biomolecular systems. Elsevier

... is an international source for important primary and critical secondary information across the whole field of physical chemistry and chemical physics. Wiley-Interscience

Computer Physics Communications
... publishes research papers and computer program descriptions in computational physics and physical chemistry: the focus is on computational methods and techniques rather than results. Elsevier

Computing in Science & Engineering
... support the development of computing tools and methods as well as their effective use in both computational and experimental science and engineering. IEEE

Doklady Physical Chemistry
... is a monthly journal containing English translations of current Russian research in physical chemistry from the Chemistry section of the Doklady Akademii Nauk (Proceedings of the Russian Academy of Sciences). Springer

Faraday Discussions
Discussion summary and research papers, in physical chemistry, chemical physics and biophysical chemistry. Royal Society of Chemistry

Faraday Transactions
... was published from 1990 - 1998. Royal Society of Chemistry

International Journal of Chemical Kinetics
... publishes original research in gas phase, condensed phase, and polymer reaction kinetics, as well as biochemical and surface kinetics. Wiley-Interscience

International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow
... publishes high-quality original contributions on experimental, computational, and physical aspects of convective heat transfer and fluid dynamics relevant to engineering or the environment, including multiphase and microscale flows. Elsevier

International Journal of Thermophysics
... serves as an international medium for the publication of papers in thermophysics, assisting both generators and users of thermophysical properties data. Springer

International Reviews in Physical Chemistry
The Journal publishes review articles describing frontier research areas in physical chemistry. Taylor and Francis

Journal de Chimie Physique et de Physico-Chimie Biologique
… has ceased publication at the end of the year 1999. EDP Sciences

Journal of Chemical Physics
... publishes concise and definitive reports of significant research in methods and applications of chemical physics. American Institute of Physics

Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data
The objective of the Journal is to provide critically evaluated physical and chemical property data, fully documented as to the original sources and the criteria used for evaluation. American Institute of Physics

Journal of Physical Chemistry A
- Dynamics, Kinetics, Environmental Chemistry, Spectroscopy, Structure, Theory. The journal publishes studies on dynamics, clusters, and excited states; kinetics, and spectroscopy; atmospheric, environmental, and green chemistry; and molecular structure, quantum chemistry, and general theory. American Chemical Society

Journal of Physical Chemistry B
- Soft Condensed Matter and Biophysical Chemistry. The journal publishes studies on macromolecules, and soft matter, surfactants, and membranes, statistical mechanics, thermodynamics, and medium effects, and biophysical chemistry. American Chemical Society

Journal of Physical Chemistry C
- Nanomaterials and Hard Matter. The Journal publishes original experimental and basic research targeted to scientists in physical chemistry of nanoparticles, and nanostructures, surfaces, interfaces, and catalysis, electron transport, optical and electronic devices, and hard matter; and energy conversion and storage. American Chemical Society

Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids
... is a well established international medium for publication of research in condensed matter and materials science. Elsevier

... is an electronic only journal covering all aspects of physical chemistry and chemical physics, and their interfaces with condensed matter, physics and biological, materials and surface science. Royal Society of Chemistry

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics
An international journal for the fastest publication of high-quality original work in physical chemistry, chemical physics and biophysical chemistry. Royal Society of Chemistry

Physical Chemistry Research
This journal is open access for everything with completely Free-of-Charge publication policy

Reaction Kinetics, Mechanisms and Catalysis
... is a medium for the rapid publication of original contributions in such fields as kinetics of homogeneous reactions in gas, liquid and solid phase; homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis; adsorption in heterogeneous catalysis; transport processes related to reaction kinetics and catalysis; preparation and study of catalysts; reactors and apparatus. Springer

Russian Journal of Physical Chemistry A
Focus on Chemistry (Zhurnal fizicheskoi khimii), founded in 1930, offers a comprehensive review of theoretical and experimental research not only from the Russian Academy of Sciences but also from the entire Commonwealth of Independent States. Articles published concern chemical thermodynamics and thermochemistry, biophysical chemistry, photochemistry and magnetochemistry, materials structure, quantum chemistry, physical chemistry of solutions, surface phenomena and absorption, and methods and techniques of physicochemical investigations. Springer

Russian Journal of Physical Chemistry B
Focus on Physics. The Journal publishes original and review papers relevant to all aspects of chemical physics. Elementary chemical and physical processes on the molecular level are considered. Springer

Thermochimica Acta
An International Journal Concerned with All Aspects of Thermoanalytical and Calorimetric Methods and their Application to Experimental Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Engineering. Elsevier

Thin Solid Films
... is an international journal which serves scientists and engineers working in the fields of thin-film synthesis, characterization, and applications. Elsevier

Zeitschrift für Physikalische Chemie
International journal of research in physical chemistry and chemical physics. R. Oldenbourg Verlag


Division of Physical Chemistry
... of the European Chemical Society

German Bunsen Society
... for physical phemistry


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