The Thermodynamics of Phase and Reaction Equilibria


  • Ismail Tosun, Middle East Technical University, Department of Chemical Engineering, Ankara, Turkey

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 MATHCADĀ® 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.
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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.   


Book information

  • 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 courseā€¦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

Table of Contents

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