This Solutions Manual to accompany Raymond Chang's Physical Chemistry for the Chemical and Biological Sciences restates each of the 1020 innovative chapter-ending problems in the text, followed by a detailed solution. Each solution is approached with the same conversational style that the authors use in their own classrooms as they try to "teach" solutions to the problems rather than simply giving out answers. One hundred forty-three figures and diagrams are used to illustrate the solutions. Both authors are recent recipients of the Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar award and bring to the manual effective pedagogy as well as the vitality of modern physical chemistry.
Mark D. Marshall and Helen O. Leung are faculty members in the chemistry department at Amherst College with over 30 years of combined experience teaching physical chemistry to undergraduates. They maintain active research programs in high resolution molecular spectroscopy of weakly bound species and reactant complexes and have appeared as authors on 50 scientific papers. They are both recent recipients of the Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award and both received the John F. Burlew Award of the Connecticut Valley Section of the American Chemical Society for outstanding contributions to chemistry in their formative years. According to their students, they bring “infectious enthusiasm and encouragement” to the classroom and “make you think about the big picture.”