The Thermodynamics of Phase and Reaction Equilibria

The Thermodynamics of Phase and Reaction Equilibria

2nd Edition - June 17, 2021

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  • Author: Ismail Tosun
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128205310
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128205303

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The Thermodynamics of Phase and Reaction Equilibria, Second Edition, 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. Available computational software has made it possible for students to tackle realistic and challenging problems from industry. The second edition incorporates phase equilibrium problems dealing with nonideal mixtures containing more than two components and chemical reaction equilibrium problems involving multiple reactions. Computations are carried out with the help of Mathcad®.

Key Features

  • Clear layout, coherent and logical organization of the content, and presentation suitable for self-study
  • Provides analytical equations in dimensionless form for the calculation of changes in internal energy, enthalpy, and entropy as well as departure functions and fugacity coefficients
  • All chapters have been updated primarily through new examples
  • Includes many well-organized problems (with answers), which are extensions of the examples enabling conceptual understanding for quantitative/real problem solving
  • Provides Mathcad worksheets and subroutines
  • Includes a new chapter linking thermodynamics with reaction engineering
  • A complete Instructor’s Solutions Manual is available as a textbook resource


Upper undergraduate and graduate students as well as researchers from different disciplines. Chemical, Environmental, Petroleum, and Metallurgical Engineering Departments; Departments of Chemistry, Biotechnology, Food Science and Technology, and Materials Science

Table of Contents

  • 1. Review of the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics
    2. Thermodynamic Property Relations
    3. Pressure-Volume-Temperature Properties of Pure Substances
    4. Calculations of Changes in Internal Energy, Enthalpy, and Entropy
    5. Equilibrium and Phase Stability in One-Component Systems
    6. Fugacity of a Pure Component
    7. Thermodynamics of Mixtures
    8. Equations of State for Mixtures
    9. Fugacity of a Component in a Mixture
    10. Excess Mixture Properties and Activity Coefficients
    11. Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium
    12. Solubility of Gases in Liquids
    13. Liquid-Liquid and Vapor-Liquid-Liquid Equilibrium
    14. Solid-Liquid Equilibrium
    15. Chemical Reaction Equilibrium
    16. The Conservation Equations for Chemical Reactors

Product details

  • No. of pages: 858
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: June 17, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128205310
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128205303

About the Author

Ismail Tosun

Ismail Tosun
The author has been teaching undergraduate and graduate level thermodynamics courses for over 40 years. Since 1980 he has been a faculty member at the Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey. He has also taught at the Turkish Military Academy and the University of Akron, Ohio. Professor Tosun received his BS and MS degrees from METU, and a PhD degree from the University of Akron, all in chemical engineering. His research interests include mathematical modeling and transport phenomena. Professor Tosun is the author of the following books: • Modeling in Transport Phenomena – A Conceptual Approach, 2nd ed., Elsevier, 2007. • Fundamental Mass Transfer Concepts in Engineering Applications, CRC Press, 2019. • Thermodynamics – Principles and Applications, 2nd ed., World Scientific, 2020.

Affiliations and Expertise

Middle East Technical University, Department of Chemical Engineering, Ankara, Turkey

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