Physical Chemistry,
Edition 3
By Robert G. Mortimer

Publication Date: 02 May 2008
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.

Key Features

* Fully revised concise edition covering recent developments in the field
* Supports student learning with step by step explanation of fundamental principles, an appropriate level of math rigor, and pedagogical tools to aid comprehension
* Encourages readers to apply theory in practical situations
About the author
By Robert G. Mortimer, 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.
Book details
ISBN: 9780123706171
Page Count: 1416
Retail Price : £76.00
Chemistry majors, and biology, physics, and engineering majors who take a course in physical chemistry