Praise for the first edition: "[T]his text has all the necessary ingredients to be used for a two-semester undergraduate physical chemistry course.... Anyone teaching physical chemistry will want to have a copy of this book as a reference. Professors will find the figures and problems to be particularly useful." --Journal of Chemical Education
"Robert Mortimer's book provides an in-depth and clear presentation of the subject. The chapter problems and examples are useful in giving students exercise in what they have read." --David Lawson, University of Michigan-Dearborn
"This text is my new favorite thermo/kinetics book. It presents both the concepts and relevant equations in a clear, understandable fashion and moves easily from basic or review concepts to more advanced topics." --Cynthia M. Woodbridge, Hillsdale College
"Mortimer's Physical Chemistry textbook is well written, complete, and it will be easily read by students and instructors. The material covered is current and concise, and the in-chapter and end-of-chapter problems enhance the students' learning experience. I recommend this book." --Jason D. Hofstein, Siena College
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From the Back Cover
This is the textbook that I would like to have if I were now an undergraduate student of physical chemistry. It tries to satisfy the need of a careful student who wants to ask "where does that equation of that concept come from?" The book emphasizes the development of the applications of physical chemistry from fundamental principles and postulates. This is a textbook for a standard two-semester physical chemistry course for chemists and chemical engineers in the junior or senior year. It offers an approach that is slightly different from other textbooks for this course in that it begins with carefully stated fundamental principles and carefully presents the applications of these principles.