Essentials of Physical Chemistry, 28/e

Essentials of Physical Chemistry, 28/e

Authors : Arun Bahl, G D Tuli & B S Bahl

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About the Author

Arun Bahl :-
Dr. Arun Bahl was born on January 18, 1945 at Jalandhar. He is formerly Professor of Organic Chemistry in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Punjab University since 1996. He did his. M.Sc. Honours in Chemistry from Punjab University and was able to secure admission to MS in Northeastern University, Boston (USA) where he was awarded a scholarship for pursuing his studies. After completing his MS from Boston in 1969 he decided to join Hariot-Watt University, Edinburgh, for his Ph.D. The reason was that in USA it invariably took about five years to do Ph.D. On his return to India he was appointed Lecturer in Organic Chemistry in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Technology of the Punjab University and later promoted professor. The book authored by him are considered to be the best text-books of Organic Chemistry in the country. He has earned a name as the author of Chemistry Books which are recommended in almost all the Universities of India and even in some of the Asian Countries. He is Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), London. He is also the Fellow of the American Institute of Chemists (FAIC). His best books, which have no parallel in the country, are Advanced Organic Chemistry, Text-book of Organic Chemistry and Essentials of Physical Chemistry. He has freely used software procured from USA for updating the books. This has added prestige and glamour to his books.

G D Tuli :-
MSc, PhD and formely Pricipal of Shyam Lal Collage, Delhi University, Delhi.

B S Bahl :-
MSc., formerly Principal and Head of the Department, Chemistry, DAV College, Jalandhar.

About the Book

Essentials of Physical Chemistry is a classic textbook on the subject explaining fundamentals concepts with discussions, illustrations and exercises. With clear explanation, systematic presentation, and scientific accuracy, the book not only helps the students clear misconceptions about the basic concepts but also enhances students' ability to analyse and systematically solve problems. This bestseller is primarily designed for B.Sc. students and would equally be useful for the aspirants of medical and engineering entrance examinations.



1. Structure of Atom-Classical Mechanics
2. Structure of Atom-Wave Mechanical Approach
3. Isotopes, Isobars and Isotones
4. Nuclear Chemistry
5. Chemical Bonding-Lewis Theory
6. Chemical Bonding-Orbital Theory
7. First Law of Thermodynamics—Basic Concepts
8. Thermochemistry
9. Second Law of Thermodynamics
10. Gaseous State
11. Liquid State
12. Solid State
13. Physical Properties and Chemical Constitution
14. Solutions
15. Theory of Dilute Solutions
16. Osmosis and Osmotic Pressure
17. Chemical Equilibrium
18. Distribution Law
19. The Phase Rule
20. Chemical Kinetics
21. Catalysis
22. Colloids
23. Adsorption
24. Electrolysis and Electrical Conductance
25. Theory of Electrolytic Dissociation
26. Ionic Equilibria Solubility Product
27. Acids and Bases
28. Salt Hydrolysis
29. Electromotive Force
30. Photochemistry
31. SI Units
32. Mathematical Concepts


• SI Units have been used throughout the text 
• Numerous figures and solved problems have been provided for effective understanding of the concepts
• More than 1500 university examination questions and 1700+ multiple choice questions have been provided to test understanding of the concepts