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The Notion of Activity in Chemistry

The Notion of Activity in Chemistry by Jean-Louis Burgot
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This book provides deep insight into the physical quantity known as chemical activity. The author probes deep into classical thermodynamics in Part I, and then into statistical thermodynamics in Part II, to provide the necessary background. The treatment has been streamlined by placing some background material in appendices. Chemical Activity is of interest not only to those in chemical thermodynamics, but also to chemical engineers working with mass transfer and its applications - for example, separation methods.
Springer International Publishing; November 2016
607 pages; ISBN 9783319464015
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Title: The Notion of Activity in Chemistry
Author: Jean-Louis Burgot
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Chapter 8:  Ideal solutions
Chapter 9:  Definitions of the activity
Chapter 10: Activity of a gaz
Chapter 11: Activities of non- electrolytes in solutions
Chapter 12:Activities of electrolytes: definitions 
Chapter 13: Determination of the activity of non-electrolytes
Chapter 14: Determination of the activity of electrolytes
Chapter 15: Debye and Hückel ‘s relations
Chapter 16:  Excess Gibbs energies and activities
Chapter 17:  Chemical  equilibrium  constants : activities and  Gibbs energies of reactions
Chapter 18:  Derivation of thermodynamic equilibrium constants- pH and its measure
Chapter 19: General principles of calculations of ionic species concentrations in solutions
                    involving  activities 

2nd  part: The Activity in Statistical Thermodynamics

Chapter 20: Statistical thermodynamics in brief
Chapter 21: Concept of ensembles and postulates
Chapter 22: The canonical ensemble: notion of distribution
Chapter 23: Thermodynamic quantities in the framework of the canonical ensemble
Chapter 24: Other ensembles 
Chapter 25: Systems of molecules and subsystems  independent  distinguishable and                
Chapter 26: Perfect gases  
Chapter 27: Classical statistical mechanics- Notion of configuration –  Classical canonical                          
                  partition function    <
Chapter 28: The configurational  partition function – Molecular distribution functions 
Chapter 29: The radial distribution function 
Chapter 30: Radial distribution function and  thermodynamic quantities- calculations of the                         
                     internal energy and of the pressure of a system 
Chapter 31: Radial distribution function and calculation of the isothermal compressibility
                    coefficient of a system 
Chapter 32: The chemical potential  and the radial distribution function .  General formal 
                      introduction  of the activity and  of the  activity coefficient  
Chapter 33: Imperfect gases – The  virial coefficients in terms of interaction potential                                    
Chapter 34: A statistical  expression of the activity. A relation between it and the                                          
                    concentration in the case of an imperfect gaz 
Chapter 35: Activities of gases in a mixture of imperfect gases
Chapter 36: Chemical equilibria between  gases and statistical thermodynamics
Chapter 37: Activity coefficients of gases
Chapter 38:  Activities and concentrations of non-electrolytes in dilute liquid solutions –
                      McMillan- Mayer’s theory of their osmotic  pressure
Chapter 39:  A study of dilute solutions of non-electrolytes  at constant pressure and                                     
Chapter 40: The activity coefficients of solutes in binary non-electrolyte solutions
Chapter 41: Molecular distribution functions in binary mixtures
Chapter 42:  The  Kirkwood-Buff’s theory- Changes of chemical potentials of solutes with 
                            their  concentrations at constant pressure and temperature 
Chapter 43: Expressions of the chemical potentials of the components of ideal solutions 
                           of  non-  electrolytes   
Chapter 44: Chemical potentials, activities and activity coefficients of the components 
                               of a non- ideal solution of a non-electrolyte 
Chapter 45: Expressions of the activities of non-electrolytes and of their coefficients
Chapter 46:  More on the Debye-Hückel ‘s theory
Chapter 47: Distribution functions and the theory of electrolytes solutions
Chapter 48: The activity notion  in retrospect.

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