11R45. Chemical Thermodynamics: Principles and Applications. - J Bevan Ott and J Boerio-Goates (Dept of Chem and Biochem, Brigham Young Univ, Provo UT). Academic Press, San Diego. 2000. 664 pp. ISBN 0-12-530990-2. $79.95.

Reviewed by DE Beasley (Dept of Mech Eng, Clemson Univ, 233 Fluor Daniel Bldg, Clemson SC 29634-0921).

The goal of this book is to serve as a textbook and a reference; as such it is directed at both students and researchers. This challenge is addressed by providing two volumes. The first volume is reviewed here and is directed primarily towards an advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate course in chemical thermodynamics. Some prerequisite knowledge is implicitly assumed throughout the text; a beginning student would find an introductory reference a great benefit. The authors correctly assert that thermodynamics cannot be mastered without the use of appropriate exercises and problems. The text contains a variety of examples and end-of-chapter exercises....

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