CHE 521 Chemical and Materials Thermodynamics

The principal areas of concentration include a review of the first and second laws of thermodynamics for closed and open systems; the calculus of thermodynamics; equilibrium criteria and stability criteria; properties of pure materials and unary systems; elementary applications of statistical thermodynamics to determine specific heats; chemical potentials and equilibria in heterogeneous systems, fugacity and activity functions; solution thermodynamics; vapor-liquid, liquid-liquid, vapor-liquid- liquid and solid-liquid equilibria and phase diagrams; chemical equilibria; surfaces and surface tension.



Cross Listed Courses

MT 521


Graduate Student or At Least Junior


Chemical Engineering Program Materials Science and Engineering Program

Typically Offered Periods

Fall Semester