Description 
1 online resource (xi, 354 pages) : illustrations 
Contents 
Introduction  Postulates of thermodynamics  Thermodynamic equilibrium in isolated and isentropic systems  Thermodynamic equilibrium in systems with other constraints  Thermodynamic processes and engines  Thermodynamics of mixtures (multicomponent systems)  Phase equilibria  Equilibria of chemical reactions  Extension of thermodynamics for additional interactions (nonsimple systems)  Elements of equilibrium statistical thermodynamics  Toward equilibrium: elements of transport phenomena 

1. Introduction  2. Postulates of thermodynamics  3. Thermodynamic equilibrium in isolated and isentropic systems  4. Thermodynamic equilibrium in systems with other constraints  5. Thermodynamic processes and engines  6. Thermodynamics of mixtures (multicomponent systems)  7. Phase equilibria  8. Equilibria of chemical reactions  9. Extension of thermodynamics for additional interactions (nonsimple systems)  10. Elements of equilibrium statistical thermodynamics  11. Toward equilibrium: elements of transport phenomena 
Summary 
This coursederived undergraduate textbook provides a concise explanation of the key concepts and calculations of chemical thermodynamics. Instead of the usual 'classical' introduction, this text adopts a straightforward postulatory approach that introduces thermodynamic potentials such as entropy and energy more directly and transparently. Structured around several features to assist students' understanding, Chemical Thermodynamics : Develops applications and methods for the ready treatment of equilibria on a sound quantitative basis. Requires minimal background in calculus to understand the text and presents formal derivations to the student in a detailed but understandable way. Offers endofchapter problems (and answers) for selftesting and review and reinforcement, of use for self or group study. This book is suitable as essential reading for courses in a bachelor and master chemistry program and is also valuable as a reference or textbook for students of physics, biochemistry and materials science 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references and index 
Notes 
English 

Print version record 
Subject 
Thermodynamics.


Thermodynamic equilibrium.


Thermodynamics


thermodynamics.


Science des matériaux.


Chimie.


Thermodynamic equilibrium.


Thermodynamics.

Form 
Electronic book

ISBN 
9783642198649 

3642198643 
