**Description**

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.

**Content:-**

Periodic Table

List of Numerical Tables in Appendix A

Information Tables

Preface

Acknowledgments

**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 SchrΓΆdinger 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

Appendices

Index

**Author Details**

**"Robert G. Mortimer"**

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