Physical Chemistry book , 3rd edition by Robert G. Mortimer


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  The book is divided into four parts. The first part focuses on the macroscopic properties of physical systems. It begins with the descriptive study of gases and liquids, and proceeds to the study of thermodynamics, which is a comprehensive macroscopic theory of the behavior of material systems. The second part focuses on dynamics, including gas kinetic theory, transport processes, and chemical reaction kinetics. The third part presents quantum mechanics and spectroscopy. The fourth part presents the relationship between molecular and macroscopic properties of systems through the study of statistical mechanics. This theory is applied to the structure of condensed phases. The book is designed so that the first three parts can be studied in any order, while the fourth part is designed to be a capstone in which the other parts are integrated into a cohesive whole.

  In addition to the standard tables of integrals and numerical values of various properties, the book contains several appendices that expand on discussions in the body of the text, such as more detailed discussions of perturbation theory, group theory, and several mathematical topics. Each chapter begins with a statement of the principal facts and ideas that are presented in the chapter. There is a summary at the end of each chapter to assist in synthesizing the material of each chapter into a coherent whole. There are also marginal notes throughout the chapters that present biographical information and some comments. Each chapter contains examples that illustrate various kinds of calculations, as well as exercises placed within the chapter. Both these exercises and the problems at the end of each section are designed to provide practice in applying techniques and insights obtained through study of the chapter.

  Answers to all of the numerical exercises and to the odd-numbered numerical problems are placed in Appendix K. A solutions manual, with complete solutions to all exercises and all odd numbered problems, is available from the publisher. An instructor’s manual with solutions to the even-numbered problems is available on-line to instructors. The instructor can choose whether to allow students to have access to the solutions manual, but can assign even-numbered problems when he or she wants the students to work problems without access to solutions.

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Book name: 
Physical Chemistry, 3rd edition by Robert G. Mortimer .


Robert G. Mortimer
Professor Emeritus
Rhodes College
Memphis, Tennessee
Edition: 3rd edition
Year: 2008
No of Chapters: 28
No of Pages: 1405
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File size: 10.5 MB


PART (I): Thermodynamics and the Macroscopic Description of Physical Systems

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

Chapter 8: The Thermodynamics of Electrochemical Systems

PART (II): Dynamics

Chapter 9: Gas Kinetic Theory: The Molecular Theory of Dilute Gases at Equilibrium

Chapter 10: Transport Processes
Chapter 11: The Rates of Chemical Reactions
Chapter 12: Chemical Reaction Mechanisms I: Rate Laws and Mechanisms
Chapter 13: Chemical Reaction Mechanisms II: Catalysis and Miscellaneous Topics

PART (III): The Molecular Nature of Matter

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

Chapter 24: Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

PART (IV): The Reconciliation of the Macroscopic and Molecular Theories of Matter

Chapter 25: Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics I. The Probability Distribution for Molecular States
Chapter 26: Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics. II. Statistical Thermodynamics
Chapter 27: Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics. III. Ensembles
Chapter 28: The Structure of Solids, Liquids, and Polymers                          

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