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Problems & Solutions to Accompany McQuarrie - Simon Physical Chemistry: A Molecular Approach [Paperback]

Heather Cox
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October 1, 1997 0935702431 978-0935702439 1
This manual is designed to complement McQuarrie and Simon's new Physical Chemistry: A Molecular Approach by providing a detailed solution for every one of the more than 1400 problems found in the text.

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  • Paperback: 956 pages
  • Publisher: University Science Books; 1 edition (October 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0935702431
  • ISBN-13: 978-0935702439
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.5 x 1.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #195,715 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solutions Manual for Simon and McQuarrie February 8, 2004
Heather Cox is the wo-man. All of the problems are worked out in the goriest of detail, leaving nothing to the imagination. Not only are the problems fully worked, but additional justification and reasoning is given, making this a great supplement to the main text, especially in courses where the professor assigns a significant amount of book problems.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Few Errors, But ESSENTIAL! December 11, 2007
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If you're using the McQuarrie textbook, let me first say I'm very sorry to hear that. However, one thing you can do to make your life a little better is to get a hold of this solutions manual. I would say having this manual is a MUST if you want to do anywhere near decent in a p-chem class using the McQuarrie book.
The solutions manual has worked solutions to all problems - not just even or just odd problems. Another nice feature is that it also restates the problem in the solutions manual. This may not sound like big deal, but when you see the the size of the McQuarrie textbook (thicker than a phone book!) you get tired of lugging the book and solutions manual around. So if you have a quick homework assignment to turn in and want to take the easy way out ;) you can just use the solutions manual only and not even bring the textbook to wherever you're going.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Saved my butt December 16, 2004
I'm not much a a pchem student.. passed by the skin of my teeth.. I frankly don't know how I would possibly have solved any of the homework problems without this book to get me start and help me through the tough spots. This book was a lifesaver.

However, I encourage you to use it as an aid... I fell into the trap on the first test of relying to heavily on it and paid for it test time...

If you use the text, you'd better buy this unless your a genius...

There are a few errors here and there accounting for the 4. These can cause you lots of wasted head scratching when your trying to figure out why you can reproduce the answers. Thankfully these are few and far between.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Keeping Pace with Physical Chemistry March 8, 2007
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As a medical microbiologist/sterilization microbiologist, it has proven necessary over the many years to stay current in many of the contributing sciences to my speciality. I do so on a semester basis. It was time again to go back to my Physical Chemistry and I was looking for a current title with a different approach to the course. While using the Mcguire & Simon (an excellent text for any class and especially for selft studying), it is necessary (as ever before with P. Chem) to do the problems. The normal difficulty is doing enough to set the concepts in the brain. Add to that finding the correct answer and you have a daunting problem in and of itself. The Problems & Solutions guide turns that problem into a very neat and usable solution. There are several minor errors, but they present themselves so as not to confuse the student. The presentation is a bit spartan, but still very usable and direct. If you are going to purchase McGuire & Simon (and I can't see why anybody wouldn't that's serious about the subject), you really should purchase the Problems & Solutions guide in order to get the most out of the subject. Finally, someone wrote a problem & solutions guide to a chemistry text that is worth owning and is very reasonably priced.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Lifesaver With Some Issues November 26, 2011
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I purchased this to help me understand the approaches that should be taken when solving my P. Chem homework. The guide can be very helpful, but still leaves a lot to be desired on some problems. There are often many steps skipped that the author assumes you can figure out yourself and on a few problems, the solutions are flat out wrong. I have been stuck for an hour or two trying to figure out how they get their answers, when they are completely wrong, so if you find yourself in a similar situation, it might be best to seek help elsewhere. Overall, I found this book to be very helpful and just wish that it had been better edited.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Incorrect Solutions October 10, 2009
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Sometimes the solutions are incorrect, or numbers are different in the problems in the textbook compared to the solutions in this solutions manual. Sometimes when showing a solution, big math jumps are taken, and it's difficult to see how to get there in one step. This solutions manual is supposed to be a tool to help understand the difficult subject of physical chemistry, but it sometimes makes everything harder.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Semi Helpful October 14, 2008
Well, McQuarrie's book is all around awful at explaining things, but this solutions manual isn't much better. Where the book might skip 5 calc steps in it's example solution, the solutions manual might only skip 3. For a lot of the problems, it doesn't give a reason for why you're solving by their method or explain the steps. It also shows ways to solve problems that are completely different from stuff in the main book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great product February 5, 2014
By chewy
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This product was very useful and helpful. I would highly recommend using it if you are purchasing the textbook. Great product!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Some helpful explanations of problems
I thought this was really helpful when trying to understand quantum mechanical problems at times, and at other times not helpful at all, with little explanation of... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Nicholas Cummock
4.0 out of 5 stars A good companion to the textbook
This solutions manual covers the problems in the textbook by McQuarrie. The problems are challenging if you don't have your Calculus I-III skills down so if you're taking a... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Aaron
4.0 out of 5 stars Ok
The book was useful but I would of liked it to have more of an explanation as to why it was solved the way they did
Published 9 months ago by c
5.0 out of 5 stars The magic of how to solve complex physical chemistry problems is...
What can I say about this book? It gives the answers to the very tedious problems in the textbook accompanying it. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Lathe Morseth
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent quality and service
The book came in excellent condition, completely new. The delivery was amazingly fast. I was expecting at least a week of delivery, but it came after 1 business day. Read more
Published 10 months ago by stephanie aguirre
5.0 out of 5 stars Great addition to McQuarrie's book
Great solutions manual, nicely laid out. Some problems may require some thought, but isn't that the point? All in all, great study guide for McQuarrie.
Published 11 months ago by derDritteGrad
5.0 out of 5 stars If you use the text book - you need this solutions manual
This solutions manual works out problems very thouroughly. It was a necessary tool to succeed in my molecular thermodynamics course. Definetly invest in this book.
Published 12 months ago by Kristen Macfarlane
5.0 out of 5 stars Complete and useful solutions manual
Has everything you need to understand those problems that you were about to pull your hair out solving. Read more
Published 14 months ago by ichemalltheway
3.0 out of 5 stars Helpful but not always
This solutions manual to THE classic physical chemistry textbook contains quite a few errors and the logical steps are not always clear to many problems contained therein. Read more
Published 21 months ago by laasworld
5.0 out of 5 stars Great purchase!
One of the best solutions manuals I have ever purchased. It does a great job of thoroughly explaining every problem in detail, and even references examples from the text book. Read more
Published 23 months ago by HuskerTaylor13
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