The Principles of Chemical Equilibrium

The Principles of Chemical Equilibrium : With Applications in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

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This is the fourth edition of an established textbook of chemical thermodynamics used by university and technical college students of chemistry and chemical engineering. The text covers the same ground as previous editions, presenting the general theory of chemical equilibrium, including its statistical development, and illustrating its many applications in the laboratory and industry. This edition has been extensively revised in the light of recent contributions to the literature. Many new references have been added; the re-writing of certain passages, especially of those concerning the statistical interpretation of entropy and the present understanding of order-disorder transitions, also reflects changes of emphasis.
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  • Online resource
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 113916760X
  • 9781139167604

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"...equally useful to students in their final years of either a chemistry or a chemical engineering degree." Journal of Chemical Education
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Table of contents

Preface to the first edition; Preface to the fourth edition; List of symbols; Values of physical constants; Part I. The Principles of Thermodynamics: 1. First and second laws; 2. Auxiliary functions and conditions of equilibrium; Part II. Reaction and Phase Equilibria: 3. Thermodynamics of gases; 4. Equilibria of reactions involving gases; 5. Phase rule; 6. Phase equilibria in single component systems; 7. General properties of solutions and the Gibbs-Duhem equation; 8. Ideal solutions; 9. Non-ideal solutions; 10. Reaction equilibrium in solution; Part III. Thermodynamics in Relation to the Existence of Molecules: 11. Statistical analogues of entropy and free energy; 12. Partition function of a perfect gas; 13. Perfect crystals and the third law; 14. Configurational energy and entropy; 15. Chemical equilibrium in relation to chemical kinetics; Appendix; Index.
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