Practical Chemical Thermodynamics for Geoscientists covers classical chemical thermodynamics and focuses on applications to practical problems in the geosciences, environmental sciences, and planetary sciences. This book will provide a strong theoretical foundation for students, while also proving beneficial for earth and planetary scientists seeking a review of thermodynamic principles and their application to a specific problem.
- Strong theoretical foundation and emphasis on applications
- Numerous worked examples in each chapter
- Brief historical summaries and biographies of key thermodynamicists-including their fundamental research and discoveries
- Extensive references to relevant literature
Chapter 1. Definition, Development, and Applications of Thermodynamics Chapter 2. Important Concepts and Mathematical Methods Chapter 3. The First Law of Thermodynamics Chapter 4. Thermal Properties of Pure Substances and Some Applications Chapter 5. Thermochemistry Chapter 6. The Second Law of Thermodynamics and Entropy Chapter 7. Phase Equilibria of Pure Materials Chapter 8. Equations of State Chapter 9. The Third Law of Thermodynamics Chapter 10. Chemical Equilibria Chapter 11. Solutions Chapter 12. Phase Equilibria of Binary Systems Appendices: 1. Thermodynamic properties of inorganic compounds and minerals at 298 K 2. Thermal properties of the elements