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Principles Characterizing Physical and Chemical Processes

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 combination of theory and practice, demonstrating their application to a variety of disciplines. This edition has been completely revised and updated to include new material and novel formulations, including new formulation and interpretation of The Second Law, discussions of heat vs. work, uniqueness of chemical potential, and construction of functions of state. 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.


Chemists, chemical engineers, physicists, and graduate-level students in these disciplines

Hardbound, 462 Pages

Published: December 2013

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-416705-6


  • 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


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