Principles Characterizing Physical and Chemical Processes


  • Jurgen Honig, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
  • Jurgen Honig, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA

Thermodynamics is a self-contained analysis of physical and chemical processes, based on classical thermodynamic principles. Emphasis is placed on the fundamental principles, with a conbination of theory and practice, and demonstrating their application to a variety of disciplines. Included in this work are new approaches to irreversible processes, electromagnetic effects, adsorption phenomena, self-assembly, the origin of phase diagrams, critical phenomena, and Carathéodory's treatment of the second law. This book will appeal to graduate students and professional chemists and physicists who wish to acquire a more sophisticated overview of thermodynamics and related subject matter.
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Researchers in chemistry and physics, teachers and graduate students interested in thermodynamics


Book information

  • Published: March 2007
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-373877-6

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Fundamentals
Chapter 2. Equilibrium in ideal systems
Chapter 3. Characterization of nonideal solutions
Chapter 4. Thermodynamic properties of electrolytes
Chapter 5. Thermodynamic properties of materials in externally applied fields
Chapter 6. Irreversible thermodynamics
Chapter 7. Critical phenomena
Chapter 8. A final speculation about ultimate temperatures - a fourth law of thermodynamics
Chapter 9. Reprise to the second law. Mathematical proof of Carathéodory's theorem and resulting interpretations