This new edition of Robert G. Mortimer's "Physical Chemistry" has been thoroughly revised for use in a full year course in modern physical chemistry. In this edition, Mortimer has included 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. While Mortimer has made substantial improvements in the selection and updating of topics, he has retained the clarity of presentation, the integration of description and theory, and the level of rigor that made the first edition so successful. It emphasizes clarity; every aspect of the first edition has been examined and revised as needed to make the principles and applications of physical chemistry as clear as possible. It proceeds from fundamental principles or postulates and shows how the consequences of these principles and postulates apply to the chemical and physical phenomena being studied. It encourages the student not only to know the applications in physical chemistry but to understand where they come from and treats all topics relevant to undergraduate physical chemistry.
- Hardback | 1116 pages
- 218.44 x 281.94 x 48.26mm | 2,880.3g
- 28 Apr 2000
- Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
- Academic Press Inc
- San Diego, United States
- 2nd Revised edition
Table of contents
Systems, States, and Processes. The Equilibrium Macroscopic States 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. Multicomponent Systems. The Thermodynamics of Chemical Equilibrium. The Thermodynamics of Electrochemical Systems. Gas Kinetic Theory. The Molecular Theory of Dilute Gases at Equilibrium. Transport Processes. The Rates of Chemical Reactions. Chemical Reaction Mechanisms. The Principles of Quantum Mechanics I Classical Waves and the Schrodinger Equation. The Principles of Quantum Mechanics II The Postulates of Quantum Mechanics. The Electronic States of Atoms I The Hydrogen Atom and the Simple Orbital Approximation for Multi-electron Atoms. The Electronic States of Atoms II Higher-Order Approximations for Multi-electron Atoms. The Electronic States of Molecules. Translational, Rotational, and Vibrational States of Atoms and Molecules. Spectroscopy and Photochemistry. Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics. The Structure of Solids and Liquids. Some Additional Theories of Nonequilibrium Processes.
About Robert G. Mortimer
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.