Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics / Edition 1 by John M. Seddon, Julian D. Gale | | 9780471281658 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics / Edition 1

Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics / Edition 1

by John M. Seddon, Julian D. Gale
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471281654

ISBN-13: 9780471281658

Pub. Date: 08/09/2002

Publisher: Wiley

Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics provides undergraduate chemistry students with a grounding in both classical and statistical thermodynamics. Thermodynamic quantities and relationships are introduced and developed in a coherent way, enabling students to apply thermodynamic analysis to chemical problems with confidence. Each stage in the development is well

Overview

Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics provides undergraduate chemistry students with a grounding in both classical and statistical thermodynamics. Thermodynamic quantities and relationships are introduced and developed in a coherent way, enabling students to apply thermodynamic analysis to chemical problems with confidence. Each stage in the development is well illustrated with examples. The book aims to help students understand energy, its different forms and transformations, and the key rold of entropy, as applied to chemical systems, addressing such questions as:

  • How much work is performed, and how much heat transfer occurs, during chemical processes and reactions, and how do they depend on temperature?
  • How is it possible for endothermic processes to occur spontaneously, and will a given reaction occurs spontaneously?
  • What determines the equilibrium between phases?
  • How do temperature and pressure affect equilibrium?
  • What is the meaning of entropy?
  • How are macroscopic thermodynamic properties related to microscopic energy levels?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471281658
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/09/2002
Series:
Basic Concepts In Chemistry Series, #11
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
161
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.74(h) x 0.33(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.

The First Law.

Heat Capacity, Enthalpy and Thermochemistry.

The Second and Third Laws: Entropy.

Free Energy.

Phase Transitions.

Chemical Equilibrium.

The Statistical Definition of Entropy.

Connecting Microscopic and Macroscopic Properties.

The Partition Function.

An Ideal Gas of Atoms.

An Ideal Gas of Diatomic Molecules.

Statistical Mechanics and Equilibrium.

Glossary.

Answers to Problems.

Subject Index.

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