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Principles of Colloid and Surface Chemistry, Revised and Expanded, 3rd Edition by Raj Rajagopalan, Paul C. Hiemenz

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Preface to the Second Edition

In the preface to the first edition, I stated that this is “primarily a textbook, written with student backgrounds, needs, and objectives in mind.” This continues to be true of the second edition, and many of the revisions I have made are attempts to make the book even more useful than its predecessor to student readers. In addition, colloid and surface science continue to flourish. In preparing the second edition I have also attempted to “open up” the coverage to include some of the newer topics from an ever-broadening field.

A number of differences between the first and second editions can be cited which are readily traceable to either one or both of the foregoing considerations.

Two new chapters have been added ...

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