Chemical Thermodynamics

An Introduction

Authors: Keszei, Ernö

  • 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
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About this Textbook

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.

About the authors

Ernö Keszei is professor of physical chemistry at the Eötvös University in Budapest, Hungary. He received his Ph.D. in physical chemistry also in Budapest in 1978 and has worked on numerous research projects and also as a visiting scientist in Canada and Moscow. In addition to his active research, Ernö Keszei has been teaching undergraduates physical chemistry since 1975.

He is the author of over 60 papers in scientific journals and has major contributions in three books. Chemical Thermodynamics: An Introduction is based on his lectures held since 1991.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“This book is intended primarily as a text for undergraduate students in physical chemistry. … The author briefly describes the basics and attempts to provide students who have minimal calculus skills with an understanding of the subject. … Overall, the presentation is fairly straightforward and clearly written. … Summing Up: Recommended. Lower- and upper-division undergraduates.” (R. Darby, Choice, Vol. 50 (4), December, 2012)

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Keszei, Ernő

    Pages 1-2

  • Postulates of Thermodynamics

    Keszei, Ernő

    Pages 3-28

  • Thermodynamic Equilibrium in Isolated and Isentropic Systems

    Keszei, Ernő

    Pages 29-41

  • Thermodynamic Equilibrium in Systems with Other Constraints

    Keszei, Ernő

    Pages 43-68

  • Thermodynamic Processes and Engines

    Keszei, Ernő

    Pages 69-85

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Chemical Thermodynamics
Book Subtitle
An Introduction
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Mehul Book Sales, Mumbai, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-19864-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-19864-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-19863-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 354
Number of Illustrations and Tables
71 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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