The topics in this course include thermodynamic models for multicomponent phase equilibrium including vapor liquid equilibrium, phase diagrams, activity models and colligative properties in both non-electrolyte and electrolyte solutions. A link between average thermodynamic properties and microstates and molecular interactions is made via a discussion of intermolecular forces and the partition function. Also covered are thermodynamic relationships to describe chemical equilibria, and basic concepts in quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics.
540.203 Engineering Thermodynamics and either 540.202 Introduction to Chemical & Biological Process Analysis or permission of instructor. 540.xxx courses are offered through the full-time Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Department.
Not for graduate credit.