Thermodynamics of Chemical Systems

Thermodynamics of Chemical Systems

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Thermodynamics of Chemical Systems

The concepts and relations pertinent to the solution of many thermodynamic problems encountered in multi-phase, multi-component systems are developed in this volume. Emphasis is placed on a comprehension and development of general expressions for solving such problems, rather than ready-made equations for particular applications. The first half of the book is devoted to defining the thermodynamic functions and to generating the fundamental relations relevant to chemical systems at equilibrium. The second half concentrates on the application of these relations to real systems and the methods which can be used to obtain additional connections. Throughout, the methods of Gibbs are used with emphasis on the chemical potential.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521338943
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 06/28/2005
Pages: 460
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Temperature, heat, work, energy, enthalpy; 3. The second law of thermodynamics: the entropy function; 4. The Gibbs and Helmholtz energy functions and open systems; 5. Conditions of equilibrium and stability: the phase rule; 6. Partial molar quantities; 7. Ideal gases and real gases; 8. Liquids and solids: reference and standard states; 9. Thermochemistry; 10. Phase equilibrium; 11. Chemical equilibrium; 12. Equilibria in electrochemical systems; 13. Surface effects; 14. Equilibrium conditions in the presence of an external field; 15. The third law of thermodynamics; Appendices; References; Subject index.

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