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Physical Chemistryby Robert G. Mortimer
Synopses & Reviews
In this third edition, core applications have been added along with more recent developments in the theories of chemical reaction kinetics and molecular quantum mechanics, as well as in the experimental study of extremely rapid chemical reactions.
* Fully revised concise edition covering recent developments in the field
* Clear and comprehensive text ideal for undergraduate and graduate course study
* Encourages readers to apply theory in practical situations
Mortimer's text has long been hailed for its clarity of presentation, making both the principles and applications of physical chemistry as clear and understandable as possible. In this third edition, core applications have been added along with more recent developments in the theories of chemical reaction kinetics and molecular quantum mechanics, as well as in the experimental study of extremely rapid chemical reactions.
Core applications of physical chemistry have been added to this third edition, along with more recent developments in the theories of chemical reaction kinetics and molecular quantum mechanics as well as in the experimental study of extremely rapid chemical reactions.
About the Author
Robert Mortimer has been a professor of chemistry at Rhodes College since 1981. He is the recipient of a Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship as well as a National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship.
Rhodes College, Memphis, TN, USA
Table of Contents
Part I: Thermodynamics and the Macroscopic Description of Physical Systems - The Behavior of Gases and Liquids; Work, Heat and Energy: The First Law of Thermodynamics ; The Second and Third Laws of Thermodynamics: Entropy; The Thermodynamics of Real Systems; Phase Equilibrium; The Thermodynamics of Solutions; Chemical Equilibrium; The Thermodynamics of Electrochemical Systems
Part II: Dynamics - Gas Kinetic Theory. The Molecular Theory of Dilute Gases At Equilibrium; Transport Processes; The Rates of Chemical Reactions; Chemical Reaction Mechanisms. I. Rate Laws and Mechanisms; Chemical Reaction Mechanisms. II. Catalysis and Miscellaneous Topics; Part III: The Molecular Theory of Matter; Classical Mechanics and the Old Quantum Theory; The Principles of Quantum Mechanics. I. Classical Waves and the Schrödinger Equation; The Principles of Quantum Mechanics. II. The Postulates of Quantum Mechanics; The Electronic States of Atoms I. The Hydrogen Atom; The Electronic States of Atoms. II. The Zero-order Approximation for Multi-electron Atoms; The Electronic States of Atoms. III. Higher-Order Approximations; The Electronic States of Diatomic Molecules; The Electronic Structure of Polyatomic Molecules; Translational, Rotational, and Vibrational States of Atoms and Molecules; Optical Spectroscopy and Photochemistry; Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy; Part IV: The Reconciliation of the Macroscopic and Molecular Theories of Matter - Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics. I. The Probability Distribution for Molecular States; Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics. II. Statistical Thermodynamics; Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics. III. Ensembles; The Structure of Solids, Liquids, and Polymers; Appendix.
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