Errata - Physical Chemistry, 1/e
(copyright 2003)

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text errors                     student solutions manual errors                 instructor solutions manual errors

 Although many efforts were made to make the text and solutions manuals as error-free as possible, inevitably some typos or misprints are present.  This page lists them (and I hope I can find a equation editor for web pages), with the exception of italicizing variables.  I will keep this as up-to-date as possible.  If you find an error or typo that is not listed here, please let me know by emailing me .  Unless you state otherwise, I will credit you with the correction.

Many thanks to everyone for their contributions.  I appreciate everybody's understanding of the tribulations that accompany a first-printing text.

-dwb 

Reprinting will happen soon!  All of these will be corrected in the new printing, ready for new adoptions!  -dwb 


Typos in the textbook (in order of page number)

page 7 - Standard ambient temperature and pressure (SATP) should be at 298.15 K, not 273.15 K.
(Thanks to Carlos Castro.  Posted 3/18/03.)

page 13 - The two unnumbered equations for the compressibility, Z , are better written as "Z = 1 + 0/ V + ..." and " Z = 1" rather than using the expression pV /RT .
(Thanks to Dr. Joseph Brom, University of St. Thomas.  Posted 9/6/02.)

page 14 - Example 1.5 - There should be an extra set of parentheses in the left side of the second equation so that the substitutions for the "V-nb" term are properly multiplied together.  The numerical solution is correct, however.
(Thanks to Kristy Castonguay, University of Maryland.  Posted 9/10/03.)

page 15 - 5th line - it should read "x << 1" (the '1' is missing).
(Thanks to Dr. Matthew Marmorino, Indiana University.  Posted 9/18/03.)

page 22 - Exercise 1.16(b):  the variables being held constant should be "x,y,z".  Exercise 1.16(c) should have the variables "w,x,z" held constant.
(Thanks to Melissa McCulloch, Cleveland State University.  Posted 9/3/02.  Thanks also to Christine Kollm for 1.16(c); posted 9/8/04.)

page 24 - Columnar chapter contents - the word "State" is misspelled for section 2.4.
(Discovered by author.  Posted 9/3/02.)

page 41 - First unnumbered equation - The differential in the second term should be "dV", not "dT".
(Thanks to Dr. Reggie Hudson, Eckerd College.  Posted 8/29/02.)

page 47 - Beginning of last paragraph - only monatomic ideal gases have a temperature-invariant heat capacity.
(Thanks to Dr. Matthew Marmorino, Indiana University.  Posted 9/18/03.)

page 49 - equation 2.45 - alpha is more commonly defined as C p/Cv, which adds a -1 term in the exponents in two expressions on the top of the next page.
(Thanks to Dr. Fred Hadley, Rockford College.  Posted 2/4/2004.)

page 58 - Example 2.18 - the DnRT term should be 3.63 kJ, so the final deltaU is -1564 kJ.
(Thanks to Ben Donnelly, University of New England, Australia.  Posted 3/17/05.)

page 60 - Figure 2.12 - To be consistent with the symbolism in the text, the H1 and H2 and H 3 should be Delta H 1 , Delta H 2 , and Delta H 3 .
(Thanks to Dr. Joseph Brom, University of St. Thomas.  Posted 9/19/02.)

page 90 - Four equations involving qrev - Although it states at the bottom of the derivation that the 'equals' sign in the equations that precede it refers to the reversible process, the 'rev' label on q should be omitted so that the 'less than' sign in those equations is also applicable in irreversible situations.
(Thanks to Dr. Jonathan Mitschele, Saint Joseph's College.  Posted 2/12/03.)

page 90 - Fourth equation on page, unnumbered - The subscript on the p variable should be 'ext', not 'rev'.
(Discovered by author.  Posted 9/19/02.)

page 94 - Example 4.2 - The correct answer for w should be 3710 J, not 3610 J.
(Thanks to Jennifer Wadenpfuhl, Cleveland State University.  Posted September 28, 2004.)

page 103 - First equation after eq. 4.38 - The first minus sign in the expression should not be there.
(Discovered by author.  Posted 9/26/02.)

page 115 - Exercise 4.20.  The variable being held constant in the numerator should be V, not T.  The numerator should read (dS/dp)V .
(Thanks to Dr. Alyx Frantzen, Stephen F. Austin State University.  Posted 11/21/02.)

page 117 - Exercise 4.50 - The simplified van der Waals equation should have a minus sign, not a plus sign, in the volume term.
(Thanks to Dr. Kurt Grafton, Lyon College.  Posted 3/1/05.)

page 128 - plugged-in expression for K - the square should be in the numerator, not the denominator.  However, this does not affect the solution of the problem.
(Thanks to Joshua Czerwinski, John Carroll University.  Posted 10/21/03.)

page 129 - Equation 5.13 - The activity variable in the numerator should have a subscript "i" on it. Also, the denominator should read "j reactants", not "j products".
(Discovered by author.  Posted 10/10/02.  Thanks also to Dan Graesser, University of Illinois at Urbana; posted 10/13/03.)

page 131 - third equation (unnumbered) on page et seq. - M i should refer to the molar mass of the solvent, not the solute.
(Thanks to Professor Vladimir Fainzilberg, Long Island University.  Posted 11/22/02.)

page 135 - Solution - the stated volume, not pressure, is suddenly decreased to 0.500 L.
(Thanks to Dr. Timothy Thomas, University of Missouri - Kansas City and Paul Kuder, University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign.  Re-posted 10/17/05.)

page 158 - Solution, part b - we are above the triple point, not the critical point.  This does not affect the conclusion, however.
(Thanks to Dr. Timothy Thomas, University of Missouri - Kansas City.  Posted 2/19/04.)

page 163 - #6.21(d) - The question asks for conversion to ice VI to ice VII, but Figure 6.6 (page 156) was truncated to eliminate ice VII.  However, the question is still answerable as it stands.
(Thanks to Charcie Lee, Cleveland State University.  Posted 10/30/02.)

page 197 - there are four places where xsolute should be xsolvent.
(Discovered by author.  Posted 10/30/02.)

page 200 - Example 7.16 - The first approximation step is incorrect; you can't substitute the total volume for the molar volume.  This introduces a error factor of 55 or so.  The number of moles in the solution should be 2.18x10-6 mol, and the final molecular weight would be 4590 g/mol.  (Don't ask how I got 815,000....)
(Thanks to Jennifer Wadenpfuhl, Cleveland State University.  Posted 11/17/04.)

page 211 - Third statement from the bottom - the statement should read "...negative for the reactants and positive for products..." [emphasis added]
(Thanks to Jim Mansfield, University of Missouri - Kansas City.  Posted 10/18/02.)

page 216 - last line - Rxn 2's voltage is +0.409V, not 0.447 V.  The final answer of the calculation is correct, however.
(Thanks to Dr. Timothy Thomas, University of Missouri - Kansas City.  Posted 2/19/04.)

page 217, calculation at top of page - several of the numbers in the body of the calculation are incorrect, but the final answer is correct.  (Don't ask me what happened here...)
(Thanks to Dr. Timothy Thomas, University of Missouri - Kansas City.  Posted 2/19/04.)

page 220, 221, exercise 8.23 - Equaiton 8.30 should have a minus sign inside the parentheses, not a plus sign.  This affects the answer to Example 8.6 on page 221 and the answer to exercise 8.23 as well.
(Thanks to Tommie McSherry, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.  Posted 11/11/03.)

page 221 - Equation 8.31 - there should be a minus side on the right side of the equation; caused by an errant minus sign on the equation before it.
(Thanks to Charcie Lee, Cleveland State University.  Posted 11/14/02.)

page 227, top half of page - the discussion should be 'total free energy', not 'total chemical potential' (since chemical potential is a partial molar quantity).  Equation 8.42, the unnumbered equation immediately following, and equation 8.45 should be expressions for G, not mu.
(Thanks to Dr. Timothy Thomas, University of Missouri - Kansas City.  Posted 2/19/04.)

page 233 - Example 8.12 - In the last line of part a, it should be 0.0188, not 0.00188.  The final answer is thus 0.360 V, not 0.377 V.
(Thanks to Dr. Matthew Marmorino, Indiana University.  Posted 11/12/03.)

page 249 - Figure 9.5 - The units should be "nm", not angstroms.
(Thanks to Dr. Reggie Hudson, Eckerd College.  Posted 8/29/02.)

page 266 - Equation 9.38 - the 4 on the e (base of natural logarithm) should be superscripted, not subscripted.
(Discovered by author.  Posted 1/16/03.)

page 271 - Exercise 9.8 - the '1' at the end of the problem should also be superscripted, so it reads "cm-1".
(Thanks to Marcela Rocha, developmental editor, Thomson Learning Co.  Posted 6/30/03.)

page 272 - Exercise 9.38 - the equation that should be integrated here is equation 9.23, the infinitesimal power flux form of Planck's law (otherwise you get a different form of the Stefan-Boltzman constant).
(Thanks to Dr. Tim Thomas, University of Missouri at Kansas City.  Posted 1/27/04.)

page 290 - first line of continued example - The last parenthetical expression should read (kAsinkx - kBcos kx ) - that is, the sine and cosine functions are switched.  However, the final answer is correct.
(Thanks to Melissa McCulloch, Cleveland State University.  Posted 2/4/03.)

page 302 - Example 10.14 - In the second part where the average value is separated into dimensions, one of the normalization constants in the y dimension has a in the denominator; it should be b .  This is repeated on the next page.  However, it does not effect the final answer in the example.
(Thanks to R. Michael Roller, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.  Posted 12/22/03.)

page 311 - Exercise 10.8(d) - To be consistent with the answer in the back of the book and the solutions manual, the exponent should have a negative sign in it.
(Thanks to Dr. Anthony K. Grafton, Lyon College.  Posted 9/13/04.)

page 324 - Example 11.4 - in the next to last equation, the unit should be s-1, not s.  However, this does not affect the answer.
(Thanks to Jennifer Wadenpfuhl, Cleveland State University.  Posted 2/16/05.)

page 338 - Figure 11.10 - While technically not incorrect, the m values on the left should have a plus/minus sign in front of all the non-zero values.
(Thanks to Kristen Ewing, Indiana University.  Posted3/18/04.)

page 343 - Table 11.3 - the Legendre Polynomial for l - 2 and m = 0 should be "1/4 sqrt(10) * (3 cos(theta)^2 - 1)" [the three is missing as a multiplier on the cosine].
(Thanks to Dr. Chad M. Rienstra, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign .  Posted December 9, 2003.)

pages 348 & 349 - Figures 11.14 and 11.15 - The lengths of the Ltot vector should read "the square root of six times h-bar" not "the square root of 6h-bar".  The radical sign should not be extended over the h-bar.
(Discovered by author.  Posted 2/11/03.)

page 355, Table 11.4 - In the (3,0,0) wavefunction, the last term inside the parentheses should have a Z2 factor, not just Z.
(Thanks to Dr. Judith Harrison, United States Naval Academy.  Posted 3/14/05.)

page 356 - Example 11.21 - the final energies should be negative, not positive.
(Thanks to Jennifer Wadenpfuhl, Cleveland State University.  Posted 3/1/05.)

page 358 - Example 11.22 - the reduced mass of Li2+ is used, rather than the mass of the electron.  The answer, however, is correct as if the mass of the electron was used.
(Thanks to Luke Aldred, University of New England, Australia.  Posted 6/8/06.)

page 361 - Example 11.24 - in the evaluation of the integral, the 1.337841 should be -0.00220.  The final probability is then 94.1%, not 98.1%
(Thanks to Jennifer Wadenpfuhl, Cleveland State University.  Posted 3/2/05.)

page 373 - Next-to-last paragraph and Figure 12.2 - 1420 MHz is equivalent to a wavelength of 21 cm, not a wavenumber of 21 cm -1.
(Discoverred by author.  Posted 2/28/03.)

page 373 - Figure 12.2 - The units should be "nm", not angstroms.  Same as note for page 249!
(Discovered by author.  Posted 9/13/02.)

page 404 - equation 12.38 - the me should be mp in two denominators.
(Thanks to Dr. Tim Thomas, University of Missouri at Kansas City.  Posted 1/27/04.)

page 408 et seq. - Equation 12.46 is missing a term, and because of that the example that follows (Example 12.14) and the graphing exercise 12.48 are invalid.  I am working on how to best publish a correction prior to the reprinting of the text.
(Thanks to Dr. Timothy Thomas, University of Missouri at Kansas City.  Thanks also to Dr. Matthew Marmorino, Indiana University. Posted 2/23/04. )

page 413 - second full paragraph - O2 is listed as 'diamagnetic' - it's not; it's paramagnetic, as implied by the paragraph.
(Thanks to Dr. Chad M. Rienstra, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Posted December 9, 2003.)

page 414 - Figure 12.23 - the highest orbital for Ne2 should be labeled as sigma, not pi.
(Thanks to Hilda Namanji, Indiana University.  Posted 3/25/04.)

page 416 - Exercise 12.8(c) - Technically, the experimental energy of Li should be given as a negative number:  -3.26x10-17 J.
(Thanks to Rosie Linsenmayer, John Carroll University.  Posted 4/2/04.)

page 417 - Exercise 12.22 - the potential energy function should be a square function, not a quartic function (to be consistent with the solutions manual).
(Discovered by author.  Posted 2/27/03.)

page 435 - line 16 - the sentence should more properly start out as "The sum of the products..."
(Thanks to Dr. Tim Thomas, University of Missouri at Kansas City.  Posted 1/27/04.)

page 436 - first equation in part b - the product is between the character sets A1 and A2, not A1 and A1 as labeled (but the characters are correct).
(Thanks to Hiroshi Sato, Indiana University.  Posted 4/2/04.)

page 440 - Example 3.10 - the p orbitals should transform as T2, not T1.  There are sign errors in the S4 and sigma-d characters that lead to the incorrect conclusion.
(Thanks to Dr. Judith Harrison, United States Naval Academy.  Posted 3/14/05.)

page 441 - Equation 13.9 - the equation is written backwards; it should read "A1 c (Gamma1)* x Gamma2" and the symbol means "is contained in".
(Thanks to Dr. Matthew Marmorino, Indiana University.  Posted 3/18/04.)

page 458 - Exercise 13.37, last line - "p bonds" should read "pi bonds".
(Thanks to Dr. Tim Thomas, University of Missouri at Kansas City.  Posted 1/27/04.)

page 463 - equation 14.3 - see comment for page 441, equation 13.9.
(Thanks to Dr. Matthew Marmorino, Indiana University.  Posted 3/18/04.)

page 475 - Example 14.9 - The answer is off by a factor of 2.  It should be B = 3.38x10-23 J.  The line spacings should all be halved, as well.
(Thanks to Jennifer Wadenpfuhl, Cleveland State University.  Posted 3/30/05.)

page 476 - Figure 14.12 - the plot should be in terms of wavelength, not frequency.
(Thanks to Dr. Tim Thomas, University of Missouri at Kansas City.  Posted 1/27/04.)

page 478 - Figure 14.14 - the selection rule in the caption should read "deltaMsubJ = 0, plus/minus 1".
(Thanks to Dr. Tim Thomas, University of Missouri at Kansas City.  Posted 1/27/04.)

page 483 - Caption to Figure 14.23 - The end of the caption should read "...because of H's much lower mass."
(Discovered by author.  Posted 3/20/03.)

page 491 - Table 14.4 - there should be a tilde over the anharmonicity constant in the heading of the third column.
(Thanks to Dr. Tim Thomas, University of Missouri at Kansas City.  Posted 1/27/04.)

page 495 - Figure 14.30 - caption should read "For the symmetric molecule only nu2 and nu3 are infrared-active."
(Thanks to Dr. Tim Thomas, University of Missouri at Kansas City.  Posted 1/27/04.)

page 500 - Table 14.5 - Footnote should read "For i, theta = 180 degrees", not zero degrees.
(Thanks to Dr. Tim Thomas, University of Missouri at Kansas City.  Posted 1/27/04.)

page 501 - 2 - Example 14.19 - a few minus signs are misplaced in the tables, but the final set of characters is correct.
(Thanks to Dr. Matthew Marmorino, Indiana University.  Posted 3/18/04.)

page 505 - Figure 14.34 - caption - the unit should be micrometers, not "mu".
(Thanks to Dr. Lily Ng, Cleveland State University.  Posted 7/8/04.)

page 538 - Example 15.10 - The PIstar orbital has molecular symmetry PIg, not PIu.  The final term symbol in that example should have a superscript 3.  Equation 15.19 should be capital sigma, not capital S.
(Thanks to Dr. Tim Thomas, University of Missouri at Kansas City.  Posted 1/27/04.)

page 541 - equation 15.25 - see comment for page 441, equation 13.9.
(Thanks to Dr. Matthew Marmorino, Indiana University.  Posted 3/18/04.)

page 570 - Figure 16.11(b) - This is an ESR for a nucleus having I = 1/2, not I = 1.
(Thanks to Dr. Reggie Hudson, Eckerd College.  Posted 8/29/02.)

page 573 - equation 16.20 - there should be a negative sign in the equation; as such, in Figure 16.13, the positive and negative values of MI should be switched.
(Thanks to Dr. Matthew Marmorino, Indiana University.  Posted 4/5/04.)

page 579 - Example 16.12(b) - Because all hydrogens in ethane are equivalent, there should only be one NMR absorption, unsplit.
(Thanks to Brian Reed, Indiana University.  Posted 7/8/04.)

page 595 - Above and below equation 17.13, the word "minimize" appears twice.  It should be "maximize".  However, this does not affect the actual procedure being performed.
(Thanks to Benjamin Collins-Hamel, Michigan State University.  Posted 12/3/04.)

page 599 - Example 17.3 - In the solution, the second and fourth exponentials should have negative signs in them.  The answer is correct, however.
(Thanks to Jennifer Wadenpfuhl, Cleveland State University.  Posted 4/21/05.)

page 606 - Equation 17.51 - The index on the first summation should be n<sub>x, not n<sub> z .
(Discovered by author.  Posted 9/13/02.)

page 615 - Exercise 17.24 - the second line should read "the -1 term in the definition of G."
(Discovered by author.  Posted 4/23/03.)

page 615 - Exercise 17.34 - the specific heat of argon is not given in appendix 2.  It is 20.79 J/mol K.
(Thanks to Dr. Lily Ng, Cleveland State University.  Posted 7/8/04.)

page 620 - Example 18.2 - The energy of the first excited electronic state has become 3.97x10-23 J in the solution, not 3.97x10 -21 J as stated in the problem.  This changes the value of the calculated partition function to 5.250.
(Thanks to Dr. Joseph Brom, University of St. Thomas.  Posted 10/11/02.)

page 620 - end of example 18.1 - In the last equation, the degeneracy for the fourth state should be 1, not 5.  That makes the value of that fourth term of q a still-negligible 4.28x10-22 J.
(Thanks to Justin Bohn, Cleveland State University.  Posted 4/23/03.)

page 628 - Equation 18.26 - there should be a minus sign in the exponent so it reads "e-ei/kt".
(Discovered by author.  Posted 4/23/03.)

page 640 - Second line of equation in Solution - There should be a close parenthesis in the numerator of the second fraction in the first term.
(Discovered by author.  Posted 9/13/02.)

page 674 - Second line of text - Martin Knudsen was Danish, not Dutch.  My apologies to my colleagues in both Denmark and the Netherlands!
(Discovered by Dr. Ben Erné, Utrecht University.  Posted 3/30/06.)

page 685 - Example 20.2 - The third from last equation in the example should be using 0.35 M, not 0.70 M in the rate law.  This changes the value of k to 3.04x10-2.
(Discovered by author.  Posted 12/14/04.)

page 687 - Example 20.3 - In the next-to-last equation, the inverse logarithm is evaluated improperly.  The quotient should equal 10.78, so that [ A]t = 0.0927 g.  Thus, just over 9% of the original material remains as the unreacted HNC.
(Thanks to Anthony Malone, Cleveland State University.  Posted 12/10/02.)

page 696 - Equation 20.36 - instead of "1 - [A]eq", it should read "[A]0 - [A]eq".
(Thanks to Bunsho Ohtani, Hokkaido University.  Posted 9/22/03.)

page 726 - Exercise 20.6 - the comparison should be between trials one and two, not one and three (which is done in the example).
(Thanks to Bunsho Ohtani, Hokkaido University.  Posted 9/22/03.)

page 728 - Exercise 20.46 - the activation energy should be 2.00 kJ/mol, not 20.0 kJ/mol.
(Thanks to Bunsho Ohtani, Hokkaido University.  Posted 9/22/03.)

page 735 - Table 21.2 - For tetragonal cells, the lattice can be body-centered cubic, not face-centered cubic.  Its symbol would be I, not F.
(Thanks to Dr. Anthony Grafton, Lyon College.  Posted 2/11/04.)

page 736 - Figure 21.9 - The second monoclinic lattice should be end-centered, not body centered; in fc orthorhombic and fc cubic, there is an extra atom in the center of the lattice that should not be there.
(Thanks to Dr. Anthony Grafton, Lyon College.  Posted 2/11/04.)

page 740 - Example 21.4 - the unit on the final quantity in the initial volume conversion should be angstroms cubed, A 3 .
(Thanks to Carlos Castro-Acuna, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México .  Posted 6/30/03.)

page 745 - Figure 21.19(b) and (c) and references to them on that page:  The Miller indices for the indicated planes should be (101) and (020), respectively.
(Thanks to Dr. Anthony Grafton, Lyon College.  Posted 1/26/04.)

page 745 - next-to-last paragraph:  Miller indices are not fractions (typically they are multiplied through so they are all integers).
(Thanks to Carlos Castro-Acuna, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México .  Posted 6/30/03.)

page 778 - Figure 22.13 caption - The word "steel" is misspelled.
(Discovered by author.  Posted 9/13/02.)

page 790 - Exercise 22.2 - The units are switched.  The value of the surface tension should be in units of dyn/cm, and you should determine its value in N/m.
(Thanks to Dr. Mark Waner, John Carroll University.  Posted 7/18/02.)

page 790 - Exercise 22.18(b) - The word "pressure" is omitted.  The beginning of the problem should read "Calculate the vapor pressure of a droplet..."
(Thanks to Dr. Mark Waner, John Carroll University.  Posted 7/18/02.)

page 792 - Appendix I, Useful Integrals - the second integral should have a minus sign, rather than a plus sign.
(Thanks to Joseph Pittman, of Shorter College, Rome, Georgia.  Posted 2/23/06.)

page 792 - Appendix I, Useful Integrals - The 6th indefinite integral, for x sin^2 bx, has an incorrect exponent in the third term of the solution.  The denominator should read "8b 2 ", not "8b 3".
(Discovered by author.  Posted 1/30/03.)

page 792 - Appendix I, Useful Integrals - The 7th indefinite integral is for x cos bx, not x cos2 bx.
(Thanks to Dr. Lily Ng, Cleveland State University.  Posted 2/19/04.)

page 792 - Appendix I, Useful Integrals - The 8th indefinite integral, for x^2 sin^2 bx, has an incorrect exponent in the second term of the solution.  The denominator should read "8b 3 ", not "8b 2".  (Ironic, considering the previous item...)
(Thanks to Richard Schwenz, University of Northern Colorado.  Posted 9/11/03.)

page 793 - Definite Integrals - the second one should be "1/2b", with the b in the denominator.
(Thanks to Dr. David Ewing, John Carroll University.  Posted 4/5/04.)

page 795 - table of thermo values - the values for HSO4 - are incorrect.  The correct values are -887.3, -755.9, and 131.8, respectively.
(Thanks to Dr. Timothy Thomas, University of Missouri - Kansas City.  Posted 2/19/04.)

page 796 - footnote on table - the web address for the NIST Chemistry Webbook does not have a dash in it; this was introduced in typesetting.
(Thanks to Dr. Timothy Thomas, University of Missouri - Kansas City.  Posted 2/19/04.)

page 801 - character table for Dinfinityh:  the characters for the sigma(v) operation for SIGMA+u and SIGMA-u are reversed; they should be +1 and -1, respectively.
(Thanks to Dr. Tim Thomas, University of Missouri at Kansas City.  Posted 1/27/04.)

page 806 - Answers to Selected Exercises - 1.12(b).  p Ne = 1.00 atm, not 0.100 atm.
(Thanks to Dr. Joseph Brom, University of St. Thomas.  Posted 9/19/02.)

page 806 - Answers to Selected Exercises - 1.16(c).  There should be a '2' in the numerator of the third term.
(Thanks to Melissa McCulloch, Cleveland State University.  Posted 9/3/02.)

page 806 - Answers to Selected Exercises - 2.3.  The answer should have a minus sign on it.  (See Student Solutions Manual, below, as well.)
(Thanks to Joseph Haoui, John Carroll University.  Posted 9/17/03.)

page 807 - Answers to Selected Exercises - 2.26.  The answer has an additional "pfinal ~ 714 atm" that should not be there; the question doesn't even ask for a final pressure.
(Thanks to Pete Wittmann, John Carroll University.  Posted 9/29/03.)

page 807 - Answers to Selected Exercises - 2.39.  The value of work should be +71.1 J; the solutions manual is correct.
(Thanks to Paul Kuder, University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign.  Posted 10/17/05.)

page 807 - 2.55 and 2.56 - the values for q should be negative.
(Thanks to Dr. David W. Ewing, John Carroll University.  Posted 9/24/04.)

page 807 - Answers to Selected Exercises - 2.56. w = +12 J (so that DeltaU = q + w).
(Thanks to Dr. Joseph Brom, University of St. Thomas.  Posted 9/19/02.)

page 807 - Answers to Selected Exercises, - 2.57.  The answer should read "DeltaH[773K] = -491.9 kJ."
(Thanks to Rachel Thompson, Rockford College.  Posted 2/10/05.)

page 807 - Answers to Selected Exercises - 4.8.  The answer should be deltaA < -293 J.  The Instructor's Solution Manual is correct.
(Thanks to Dr. Matthew Marmorino, Indiana University.  Posted 9/26/03.)

page 807 - Answers to Selected Exercises - 4.23(e).  It is an exact differential; the answer is incorrect.
(Thanks to Dr. Matthew Marmorino, Indiana University.  Posted 10/3/03.)

page 807 - Answers to Selected Exercises - 4.36 - the answer should be 1/deltaH, not deltaH.  (It is correct in the instructor's solution manual.)
(Thanks to Danylo Masliantchouk, John Carroll University.  Posted 10/20/03.)

page 808 - Answers to Selected Exercises - 5.10 - The two terms should be added, not subtracted.  The correct answer would be -539.26 kJ.
(Thanks to Melissa McCulloch, Cleveland State University, for originally finding this, and to Brett Hartmann, John Carroll University, for pointing out that it needed to be corrected in the text.  Posted 11/19/03.)

page 808 - Answers to Selected Exercises - 5.21(a)  The subscripts in the denominator should be PbCl2, not HNO 2 .
(Thanks to Charcie Lee, Cleveland State University.  Posted 10/18/02.)

page 808 - Answers to Selected Exercises - 6.30 - the stated pressure is correct, but according to the information given in the problem, a depth of about 960 meters is needed.
(Thanks to Jennifer Wadenpfuhl, Cleveland State University.  Posted 10/26/04.)

page 810 - Answers to Selected Exercises - 10.14.  The correct uncertainty in position for the electron should be 1.03x10-4 m.  Curiously, the question is answered correctly in the Instructor's Solutions Manual.
(Thanks to Danielle Moul, Central Missouri State University.  Posted 1/21/05.)

page 810 - 10.30(c) - the 8 in the denominator should be a 2.
(Thanks to Kristina Szentkiralyi, John Carroll University.  Posted 2/23/04.)

page 810 - 10.50 - the fifth lowest-energy wavefunction actually has the quantum numbers (1, 2, 2), not (2, 1, 1).
(Thanks to Joyce Anderson, Cleveland State University.  Posted 2/16/05.)

page 811 - Answers to Selected Exercises - 13.6.  The matrix for the C2 operation is incorrect.  The first row should read "-1  0  0" and the second row should read "0  -1  0".
(Thanks to Justin Bohn, Cleveland State University.  Thanks also to Amy Mulka of John Carroll University.  Reposted 6/17/05.)

page 812 - Answers to Selected Exercises -  14.12.  The values for A, B, and C are correct in J units, but in cm-1 units they are not (looks like they are cm units, not wavenumber units.)  Take the reciprocal of each numerical value for the correct value in wavenumber units.
(Thanks to Jennifer Wadenpfuhl, Cleveland State University.  Posted 3/30/05.)

page 814 - Answers to Selected Exercises - 18.6.  Because of the error in Example 18.2, the values of the partition functions are incorrect.  The correct values should be q(5 K) = ~3.000, q(298 K) = 4.143, and q(1000 K) = 5.250.
(Thanks to Dr. Joseph Brom, University of St. Thomas.  Posted 10/11/02.)

page 814 - Answers to Selected Exercises - 19.14 - The answer to part b is actually missing; only a, c (labeled b), and d (labeled c) are listed.
(Thanks to Jennifer Wadenpfuhl, Cleveland State University.  Posted 12/13/04.)

page 815 - Answers to Selected Exercises - 20.28.  The correct answer should be K = 20.9 (not 29).  (The answer is correct in the instructor's solution manual.)
(Thanks to Simas V. Laniauskas and Mark D. McDowell, John Carroll University.  Posted 10/27/03.)

page 815 - Answers to Selected Exercises - 22.2.  The units were transposed in the original question (see note above).  The correct answer should be 0.4355 N/m.
(Thanks to Dr. Mark Waner, John Carroll University.  Posted 7/18/02.)


Errors in the Student Solutions Manual (in numerical order)

#1.13 - The units should all be lb/in2.
(Thanks to Philip Traylor, John Carroll University.  Posted 9/8/04.)

#2.3 - The minus sign, present initially, was inadvertantly dropped.  The correct answer should be -94.4 J.
(Thanks to Joseph Haoui, John Carroll University.  Posted 9/17/03.)

#2.5(d) - The work should be less if it were irreversible, not more.  The amount of work done reversibly is the greatest amount of work that can be done by a process.
(Thanks to Dr. David Ewing, John Carroll University.  Posted 9/16/03.)

#2.45 - In the solution for deltaU, the expression should read "deltaH minus delta(pV)", not "deltaH plus delta(pV)".  However, this typo does not change the final answer for deltaU.
(Thanks to Justin Bohn, Cleveland State University.  Posted 10/10/02.)

#3.21 - Yes, the use of 5/2 R _is_ justified because the step it is used for is, indeed, a constant pressure step.
(Thanks to Brigid Long, John Carroll University.  Posted 10/13/04.)

#4.23(e) - I didn't combine terms and when you do, this is indeed an exact differential.
(Thanks to Dr. Matthew Marmorino, Indiana University.  Posted 10/3/03.)

#4.47(a) - Because it's an equilibrium situation, the chemical potentials of both H2O(l) and H2O(g) should be the same.
(Thanks to Dr. Mary Ellen Scott, Baldwin-Wallace College.  Posted 2/23/04.)

#7.51 - The final answer should be 1104 bar.
(Thanks to Jennifer Wadenpfuhl, Cleveland State University.  Posted 11/17/04.)

#8.13 - The silver reactions are backwards.  It should be 2Ag + + H2  -->  2Ag + 2H+ and 2Ag + + 2Hg + 2Cl- --> 2Ag + Hg 2 Cl 2 .
(Thanks to Joshua Czerwinski, John Carroll University.  Posted 11/24/03.)

#8.23 - Because of the incorrect sign in equation 8.30 (see above), the correct answer should have a minus sign inside the parentheses.
(Thanks to Tommie McSherry, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.  Posted 11/11/03.)

#10.19 - In two integrals, the lower limit is given as 2, instead of 0.  However, the problem is worked out correctly.
(Thanks to Jennifer Wadenpfuhl, Cleveland State University.  Posted 2/10/05.)

#10.23(d) - It should be (2/a)3 in the denominator of the solved integral, not (1/a)3.  This effectively removes the 8 from the final solution.
(Thanks to Kristen Hudach, John Carroll University.  Posted 2/23/04.)

#10.55 - The third term in the second pair of parentheses should be zero, making the final answer a2/3-a2/4(pi)2.
(Thanks to John DeCoulo, Cleveland State University.  Posted 2/8/07.)

#11.27 - After the second equation in the solution (on the line that starts with 20.7 cm-1), the unit in the expression for I is J2m2/cm-1.  It should be J2s2/cm-1.  However, the problem is solved correctly (final units and all).
(Thanks to Jennifer Wadenpfuhl, Cleveland State University.  Posted 3/1/05.)

#11.53(e) - The answer should be 1, 4, and 5 nodes, respectively.
(Thanks to Jennifer Wadenpfuhl and Joyce Anderson, Cleveland State University.  Posted 3/16/05.)

#12.15 - Two typos in the symbols of elements that don't follow the aufbau principal:  Pd (not Pb), and Gd (not Gc).
(Thanks to Jennifer Wadenpfuhl, Cleveland State University.  Posted 3/8/05.)

#12.21 - After fixing several typos in the solution to the integral, the value of a3 comes out to be exactly zero.
(Thanks to Dr. Mark Elert, US Naval Academy.  Posted 3/30/06.)

#13.37 - The orbital should actually have B1u symmetry, not B3u.
(Thanks to Kristin Ewing, Indiana University.  Posted 3/26/04.)

#14.15 - The solutions neglect to consider the K terms where applicable; they should be include to see if they make a difference.
(Thanks to Ryan Richard, Cleveland State University.  Posted 3/23/07.)

#14.35 - The molar mass of oxygen should be 16, not 18.
(Thanks to Ryan Richard, Cleveland State University.  Posted 3/23/07.)

#14.55 - The answer should more properly refer to number of infrared absorptions, rather than vibrations, because some of the vibrations are degenerate and represent more than one vibration.
(Thanks to Dr. Matt Marmorina, Indiana University.  Posted 7/8/04.)

#17.17 - The incorrect number is being used in the final step of the second part.  The numberator should be 5.38x10-22, and the correct final answer should be 76.3 K.
(Thanks to Jennifer Wadenpfuhl, Cleveland State University.  Posted 4/26/05.)


Errors in the Instructor Solutions Manual (in numerical order)
#2.52:  Answer should be -57.19 kJ.
(Thanks to Dr. Joseph Brom, University of St. Thomas.  Posted 9/19/02.)

#2.58:  The answer used the reactants, not the products, of the reaction.  The correct final answer should be deltaT = 4710 K.
(Thanks to Dr. James Whitten,

#4.16:  The table gives deltaHs for sodium and lithium, not deltaGs.  Apologies.
(Thanks to Dr. Mark Waner, John Carroll University.  Posted 11/24/03.)

#4.20.  The variable being held constant in the numerator should be V, not T.  The numerator should read (dS/d p )V.
(Thanks to Dr. Alyx Frantzen, Stephen F. Austin State University.  Posted 11/21/02.)

#4.50 - The solution should not have the variable n in it, since compressabilities are usually expressed in molar terms (so n = 1 mol).
(Thanks to Dr. Kurt Grafton, Lyon College.  Posted 3/1/05.)

#5.10:  The two terms should be added, not subtracted.  The correct answer would be -539.26 kJ.
(Thanks to Melissa McCulloch, Cleveland State University.  Posted 10/11/02.)

#6.10:  In the last step, the heat capacity used has the wrong unit; it should be per gram, not per mole.  The numberical value for heat is correct, however.
(Thanks to Jennifer Wadenpfuhl, Cleveland State University.  Posted 10/19/04.)

#6.24:  The mega- part of the pressure was dropped.  When included, the correct answer should be 1904 kJ/mol.
(Thanks to Dr. Matthew Marmorino, Indiana University.  Posted 10/20/03.)

#9.22:  The factor of delta-lambda was not included in the final calculation.  The correct answers should be 1.01x10-10 W/m 2 , 8.11x101 W/m2, and 1.19x106 W/m 2 , respectively.
(Thanks to Dr. Lily Ng, Cleveland State University.  Posted 2/6/04.)

#10.46:  Second line on page 47, the second appearance of a3 /(4 pi2) should be replaced with a zero.  This adds an additional term to <x2>, reducing it by about 15%, but the product of the uncertainties is still greater than h-bar/2.
(Thanks to Keri Hershberger, Indiana University.  Posted 2/23/04.)

#10.50 - see error listed on page 810, above.

#16.26(a) - It is more proper to say that the protons in the methyl group are split into "a triplet", rather than "triplets".
(Thanks to Hilda Namanja and Keri Hershberger, Indiana University.  Posted 7/8/04.)

#16.26(b) - Because of cyclobutane's constantly-inverting C4 backbone, all hydrogens experience the same average environment and there is only one NMR absorption.  (I'll change this example in the next edition.)
(Thanks to Hilda Namanja and Keri Hershberger, Indiana University.  Posted 7/8/04.)

#19.8 - Proper rounding to one significant figure should yield 4x1012 K, rather than 3x1012 K.
(Thanks to Dr. Ben Erné, Utrecht University.  Posted 3/30/06.)

#20.18(c) - There should not be a 2 in the denominator of the expression in the numerator.  It should simply be "2 - sqrt(2)".
(Thanks to Kristin Ewing, Indiana University.  Posted 12/2/03.)

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