Physical Chemistry – Robert G. Mortimer – 3rd Edition


In this third edition, core applications have been added along with more recent developments in the theories of chemical reaction and molecular quantum mechanics, as well as in the experimental study of extremely rapid chemical reactions.

The text concentrates on applications instead of theory, and, although the emphasis is on physical chemistry, it can also be useful in courses.

* Fully revised concise edition covering recent developments in the field
* Supports student learning with explanation of fundamental principles, an appropriate level of math rigor, and pedagogical to aid comprehension
* Encourages readers to apply theory in practical situations

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Table of Contents

1 Thermodynamics and the Macroscopic Description of Physical Systems
1 The Behavior of Gases and Liquids
2 Work, Heat, and Energy: The First Law of Thermodynamics
3 The Second and Third Laws of Thermodynamics: Entropy
4 The Thermodynamics of Real Systems
5 Phase Equilibrium
6 The Thermodynamics of Solutions
7 Chemical Equilibrium
8 The Thermodynamics of Electrochemical Systems

2 Dynamics
9 Gas Kinetic Theory: The Molecular Theory of Dilute Gases at Equilibrium
10 Transport Processes
11 The Rates of Chemical Reactions
12 Chemical Reaction Mechanisms I: Rate Laws and Mechanisms
13 Chemical Reaction Mechanisms II: Catalysis and Miscellaneous Topics

3 The Molecular Nature of Matter
14 Classical Mechanics and the Old Quantum Theory
15 The Principles of Quantum Mechanics. I. De BroglieWaves and the Schrödinger Equation
16 The Principles of Quantum Mechanics. II. The Postulates of Quantum Mechanics
17 The Electronic States of Atoms. I. The Hydrogen Atom
18 The Electronic States ofAtoms. II.The Zero-OrderApproximation for Multielectron Atoms
19 The Electronic States of Atoms. III. Higher-Order Approximations
20 The Electronic States of Diatomic Molecules
21 The Electronic Structure of Polyatomic Molecules
22 Translational, Rotational, and Vibrational States of Atoms and Molecules
23 Optical Spectroscopy and Photochemistry
24 Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

4 The Reconciliation of the Macroscopic and Molecular
Theories of Matter
25 Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics I. The Probability Distribution for Molecular States
26 Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics. II. Statistical Thermodynamics
27 Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics. III. Ensembles
28 The Structure of Solids, Liquids, and Polymers


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