# Physical Chemistry

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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.

## Key Features

@bul:* 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.

* 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.

* Encourages the student not only to know

the applications in physical chemistry but to understand where they come from.

* Treats all topics relevant to undergraduate physical chemistry.

* 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.

* Encourages the student not only to know

the applications in physical chemistry but to understand where they come from.

* Treats all topics relevant to undergraduate physical chemistry.

## Readership

Undergraduate and graduate students of Physical Chemistry, professional chemists, students of Physics, Biology, and Engineering.

## Table of Contents

- Preface

Chapter 1 Systems, States, and Processes

1.1 Scientific Inquiry

1.2 Systems and States

1.3 Units of Measurement. SI Units

1.4 State Functions

1.5 The Relationship Between Macrostates and Microstates

1.6 Processes

Problems

Chapter 2 The Equilibrium Macroscopic States of Gases and Liquids

2.1 Mathematical Functions and the Equilibrium Macroscopic State of a Simple System

2.2 Real Liquids and Solids

2.3 Real Gases

2.4 The Coexistence of Phases and the Critical Point

Problems

Chapter 3 Work, Heat, and Energy: The First Law of Thermodynamics

3.1 Work and the State of a System

3.2 Heat

3.3 Internal Energy; The First Law.

3.4 Calculation of Amounts of Heat and Energy Changes

3.5 Enthalpy - A Convenience Variable

3.6 Calculation of Enthalpy Changes for Non-chemical Processes

3.7 Calculation of Enthalpy Changes for a Class of Chemical Reactions

3.8 Energy Changes of Chemical Reactions

Problems

Chapter 4 The Second and Third Laws of Thermodynamics: Entropy

4.1 The Second Law of Thermodynamics and the Carnot Heat Engine

4.2 The Mathematical Statement of the Second Law. Entropy.

4.3 The Calculation of Entropy Changes

4.4 Statistical Entropy

4.5 The Third Law of Thermodynamics and Absolute Entropies

Problems

Chapter 5 The Thermodynamics of Real Systems

5.1 Criteria for Spontaneous Processes and for Equilibrium.

The Gibbs and Helmholtz Energies.

5.2 Fundamental Relations for Closed Simple Systems

5.3 Gibbs Energy Calculations

5.4 The Description of Multicomponent and Open Systems

5.5 Additional Useful Thermodynamic Identities

5.6 Euler's Theorem and the Gibbs-Duhem Relation

Problems

Chapter 6 Phase Equilibrium

6.1 The Fundamental Fact of Phase Equilibrium.

6.2 The Gibbs Phase Rule

6.3 Phase Equilibria in a One-Component System

6.4 The Gibbs Energy and Phase Transitions.

6.5 Surface Structure and Thermodynamics

6.6 Surfaces in Multicomponent Systems

Problems

Chapter7 Multicomponent Systems

7.1 Ideal Solutions

7.2 Henry's Law and Ideally Dilute Nonelectrolyte Solutions

7.3 The Activity and the Description of General Systems

7.4 Activity Coefficients in Electrolyte Solutions

7.5 Phase Diagrams for Nonideal Mixtures

7.6 Colligative Properties

Problems

Chapter 8 Chemical Equilibrium

8.1 Gibbs Energy Changes and Equilibria of Chemical Reactions: The Equilibrium Constant.

8.2 Reactions involving Gases and Pure Substances.

8.3 Chemical Equilibrium in Solution

8.4 Equilibria in Solutions of Strong Electrolytes.

8.5 Acid-Base Equilibrium Calculations.

8.6 Temperature and Pressure Dependence of Equilibrium Constants: The Principle of le Chatelier.

8.7 Chemical Reactions and Biological Systems.

Problems

Chapter 9 The Thermodynamics of Electrochemical Systems

9.1 The Chemical Potential and the Electric Potential

9.2 Electrochemical Cells at Equilibrium

9.3 Half-Cell Potentials and Cell Potentials

9.4 The Determination of Activity Coefficients of Electrolytes

9.5 Thermodynamic Information from Electrochemistry

Problems

Chapter 10 Gas Kinetic Theory. The Molecular Theory of Dilute Gases at Equilibrium

10.1 The Model System for a Dilute Gas

10.2 The Velocity Probability Distribution

10.3 The Distribution of Molecular Speeds

10.4 The Pressure of an Ideal Gas

10.5 Wall Collisions and Effusion

10.6 The Model System with Potential Energy

10.7 The Hard Sphere Gas

10.9 The Molecular Structure of Liquids

Problems

Chapter 11 Transport Processes

11.1 The Macroscopic Description of Nonequilibrium States

11.2 Transport Processes

11.3 Transport Processes in the Hard Sphere Gas

11.4 The Structure of Liquids and Transport Processes in Liquids

11.5 Transport in Electrolyte Solutions

Problems

Chapter 12 The Rates of Chemical Reactions

12.1 The Macroscopic Description of Chemically Reacting Systems

12.2 Forward Reactions with one Reactant.

12.3 Forward Reactions With More than One Reactant

12.4 Inclusion of a Reverse Reaction. Chemical Equilibrium

12.5 Consecutive Reactions

12.6 The Experimental Study of Fast Reactions

Problems

Chapter 13 The Molecular Nature of Chemical Reactions

13.1 Elementary Processes in Gases

13.2 Elementary Reactions in Liquid Solutions

13.3 Reaction Mechanisms and Rate Laws

13.4 Some Additional Mechanisms, Including Chain and Photochemical Mechanisms. Competing Mechanisms

13.5 Catalysis

13.6 The Temperature Dependence of Rate Constants. The Collision Theory of Gaseous Reactions

13.7 Experimental Molecular Study of Chemical Reactions

Problems

Chapter 14 The Principles of Quantum Mechanics I: The Schrodinger Equation

14.1 Classical Mechanics

14.2 Properties of Waves in Classical Mechanics.

14.2 The Old Quantum Theory

14.4 DeBroglie Waves and the Schrödinger Equation.

14.5 The Particle in a Box. The Free Particle.

14.6 The Harmonic Oscillator

Problems

Chapter 15 The Principles of Quantum Mechanics II: The Postulates of Quantum Mechanics

15.1 The First Two Postulates of Quantum Mechanics.

15.2 Mathematical Operators

15.3 Postulate III. Mathematical Operators in Quantum Mechanics

15.4 Postulate IV. Expectation Values

15.5 Postulate V. The Determination of the State of a System

Problems

Chapter 16 The Electronic States of Atoms I: The Hydrogen Atom and the Simple Orbital Approximation for Multi-electron Atoms

16.1 The Central Force Problem and the Hydrogen Atom. Angular Momentum

16.2 The Hydrogen-like Atom

16.3 The Helium Atom in the "Zero-order" Orbital Approximation

16.4 Atoms with More than Two Electrons

Problems

Chapter 17 The Electronic States of Atoms II: Higher-Order Approximations for Multi-electron Atoms

17.1 The Variation Method and its Application to the Helium Atom

17.2 The Perturbation Method and its Application to the Helium Atom

17.3 The Self-Consistent Field Method

17.4 Excited States of the Helium Atom

17.5 Atoms with More than Two Electrons

Problems

Chapter 18 The Electronic States of Molecules

18.1 The Born-Oppenheimer Approximation. The Hydrogen Molecule Ion.

18.2 LCAO-MO's - Molecular Orbitals That Are Linear Combinations of Atomic Orbitals

18.3 Homonuclear Diatomic Molecules

18.4 Heteronuclear Diatomic Molecules

18.5 Symmetry in Polyatomic Molecules. Groups of Symmetry Operators

18.6 Matrix Representations of Groups

18.7 Electronic Structure of Polyatomic Molecules

18.8 More Advanced Treatments of Molecular Electronic Structure

Problems

Chapter 19 Translational, Rotational, and Vibrational States of Atoms and Molecules

19.1 Translational Motions of Atoms

19.2 The Nonelectronic States of Diatomic Molecules

19.3 Rotation and Vibration in Polyatomic Molecules

19.4 The Equilibrium Populations of Molecular States

Problems

Chapter 20 Spectroscopy and Photochemistry

20.1 Spectroscopic Study of Energy Levels

20.2 Spectra of Atoms

20.3 Rotational and Vibrational Spectra of Diatomic Molecules

20.4 Electronic Spectra of Diatomic Molecules

20.5 Spectra of Polyatomic Molecules

20.6 Fluorescence, Phosphorescence, and Photochemistry

20.7 Other Types of Spectroscopy

20.8 Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

20.9 Fourier Transform Spectroscopy

Problems

Chapter 21 Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics

21.1 The Quantum Statistical Mechanics of a Sample System of Four Molecules

21.2 The Probability Distribution for a Dilute Gas

21.3 The Probability Distribution and the Molecular Partition Function

21.4 The Calculation of Molecular Partition Functions

21.5 Calculations of Thermodynamic Functions of Dilute Gases

21.6 Chemical Equilibrium in Dilute Gases

21.7 The Activated Complex Theory of Bimolecular Chemical Reactions in Dilute Gases

21.8 The Canonical Ensemble

Problems

Chapter 22 The Structure of Condensed Phases

22.1 General Features of Solids and Liquids

22.2 Crystals

22.3 Crystal Vibrations

22.4 The Electronic Structure of Solids

22.5 Classical Statistical Mechanics

22.6 The Structure of Liquids

22.7 Polymer Formation and Conformation

22.8 Rubber Elasticity

22.9 Polymers in Solution

Problems.

Chapter 23 Theories of Nonequilibrium Processes

23.1 Theories of Chemical Reactions

23.2 The Molecular Case History of a Chemical Reaction

23.3 Theories of Transport Processes in Fluid Systems

23.4 Nonequilibrium Electrochemistry

23.5 Electrical Conductivity in Solids

23.6 Oscillatory Chemical Reactions and Chemical Chaos

Problems

Appendixes

A. Tables of Numerical Data

B. Some Useful Mathematics

C. A Short Table of Integrals

D. Classical Mechanics

E. Some Derivations of Thermodynamic Formulas and Methods

F. Some Mathematics in Quantum Mechanics

G. The Perturbation Method

H. The Hückel Method

I. Symbols Used in this Book

## Product details

- No. of pages: 1136
- Language: English
- Copyright: © Academic Press 2000
- Published: March 21, 2000
- Imprint: Academic Press
- eBook ISBN: 9780080538938

## About the Author

### Robert 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.

#### Affiliations and Expertise

Rhodes College, Memphis, TN, USA

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