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Physical Chemistry: Quanta, Matter, and Change

Physical Chemistry: Quanta, Matter, and Change (Second Edition)

Peter Atkins, Julio de Paula, and Ronald Friedman
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date: 17 June 2024

TOPIC 53 p. 517Molecular energieslocked

TOPIC 53 p. 517Molecular energieslocked

  • Peter Atkins, Peter AtkinsLincoln College
  • Julio de PaulaJulio de PaulaChemistry Lewis & Clark College
  •  and Ronald FriedmanRonald FriedmanIndiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

Abstract

Contents

The basic equations 517

Brief illustration 53.1: Mean energy of a two-level system 518

The translational contribution 518

Brief illustration 53.2: The equipartition theorem 519

The rotational contribution 519

Brief illustration 53.3: Mean rotational energy 520

The vibrational contribution...

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