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Physical Chemistry (3rd Edition)

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This is the third edition of a physical chemistry textbook designed for a two-semester undergraduate physical chemistry course. The physical chemistry course is often the first opportunity that a student has to synthesize descriptive, theoretical, and mathematical knowledge about chemistry into a coherent whole. To facilitate this synthesis, the book is constructed about the idea of defining a system, studying the states in which it might be found, and analyzing the processes by which it can change its state.

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.

Periodic Table
List of Numerical Tables in Appendix A
Information Tables
Part 1: 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 2: 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 3: 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 Schrödinger 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 4: 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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"Robert G. Mortimer"

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