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The Thermodynamics of Phase and Reaction Equilibria

This book provides a sound foundation for understanding abstract concepts of phase and reaction equilibria (e.g. partial molar Gibbs energy, fugacity, and activity), and shows how to apply these concepts to solve practical problems using numerous clear examples. It also presents numerical methods necessary for solving real-world problems as well the basic mathematics needed, facilitating its use as a self-study reference work. In the example problems requiring MATHCAD® for the solution, the results of the intermediate steps are given, enabling the reader to easily track mistakes and understand the order of magnitude of the various quantities involved.


Graduate and undergraduate students in chemical, environmental, petroleum, and metallurgical engineering departments; graduate and undergraduate students in the departments of chemistry, biotechnology, food science and technology, and materials science as well as professional engineers in the above areas.   

Hardbound, 744 Pages

Published: September 2012

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-444-59497-6


  • "This detailed thermodynamics text from Tosun is designed for a graduate or upper-level undergraduate course…Differential calculus is utilized throughout, and each chapter opens with a summary of mathematical techniques needed to learn the upcoming material."--Reference & Research Book News, October 2013


  • 1. Review of the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics
    2. Thermodynamic Properties of Real Substances
    3. Calculation of Changes in Internal Energy, Enthalpy, and Entropy
    4. Equilibrium and Phase Stability in One-Component Systems
    5. Fugacity of a Pure Component
    6. Thermodynamics of Mixtures
    7. Fugacity of a Component in a Mixture
    8. Excess Mixture Properties and Activity Coefficients
    9. Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium
    10. Solubility of Gases in Liquids
    11. Liquid-Liquid Equilibrium
    12. Phase Equilibria Involving Dissolved Solids in Liquids
    13. Chemical Reaction Equilibrium
    14. Heterogeneous Reactions and Multireaction Equilibria


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