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Eminently suitable as a required textbook comprising complete material for or an undergraduate chemistry major course in chemical thermodynamics
Clearly explains details of formal derivations that students can easily follow and so master applied mathematical operations
Offers problems and solutions at the end of each chapter for self-test and self- or group study
This course-derived undergraduate textbook provides a concise explanation of the key concepts and calculations of chemical thermodynamics. Instead of the usual ‘classical’ introduction, this text adopts a straightforward postulatory approach that introduces thermodynamic potentials such as entropy and energy more directly and transparently.
Structured around several features to assist students’ understanding, Chemical Thermodynamics :
- Develops applications and methods for the ready treatment of equilibria on a sound quantitative basis.
- Requires minimal background in calculus to understand the text and presents formal derivations to the student in a detailed but understandable way.
- Offers end-of-chapter problems (and answers) for self-testing and review and reinforcement, of use for self- or group study.
This book is suitable as essential reading for courses in a bachelor and master chemistry program and is also valuable as a reference or textbook for students of physics, biochemistry and materials science.
Content Level »Upper undergraduate
Keywords »chemical equilibria - chemical thermodynamics - equilibrium statistical thermodynamics - phase equilibria - thermodynamics of multicomponent systems - transport processes