This book 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. It also presents numerical methods necessary for solving real-world problems as well the basic mathematics needed, facilitating its use as a self-study reference work. In the example problems requiring MATHCAD® for the solution, the results of the intermediate steps are given, enabling the reader to easily track mistakes and understand the order of magnitude of the various quantities involved.
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1. Review of the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics 2. Thermodynamic Properties of Real Substances 3. Calculation of Changes in Internal Energy, Enthalpy, and Entropy 4. Equilibrium and Phase Stability in One-Component Systems 5. Fugacity of a Pure Component 6. Thermodynamics of Mixtures 7. Fugacity of a Component in a Mixture 8. Excess Mixture Properties and Activity Coefficients 9. Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium 10. Solubility of Gases in Liquids 11. Liquid-Liquid Equilibrium 12. Phase Equilibria Involving Dissolved Solids in Liquids 13. Chemical Reaction Equilibrium 14. Heterogeneous Reactions and Multireaction Equilibria
The author has been teaching undergraduate and graduate level thermodynamics courses for over 30 years. Since 1989 he has been a professor 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. He is the author of the book Modeling in Transport Phenomena, 2nd Ed., published by Elsevier. His research interests include mathematical modeling and transport phenomena. He is the author or co-author of over sixty publications.