ChE/Ch 165

Chemical Thermodynamics

9 units (3-0-6)  |  first term
Prerequisites: ChE 63 ab or instructor's permission.
An advanced course emphasizing the conceptual structure of modern thermodynamics and its applications. Review of the laws of thermodynamics; thermodynamic potentials and Legendre transform; equilibrium and stability conditions; metastability and phase separation kinetics; thermodynamics of single-component fluid and binary mixtures; models for solutions; phase and chemical equilibria; surface and interface thermodynamics; electrolytes and polymeric liquids.
Instructor: Wang

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