Equilibrium Between Phases of Matter: Phenomenology and Thermodynamics by H.A.J. OonkEquilibrium Between Phases of Matter: Phenomenology and Thermodynamics by H.A.J. Oonk

Equilibrium Between Phases of Matter: Phenomenology and Thermodynamics

byH.A.J. Oonk

Paperback | October 19, 2010

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About the book, the project Equilibrium Between Phases of Matter - Phenomenology and Thermodynamics is a textbook, in which the phenomenology, the thermodynamic theory, and the practical use of phase diagrams are presented in three levels that diverge in nature - in particular as regards the role of thermodynamics. The book has been written from a chemical and geological teaching background. Each of the three levels of the book is representative of a particular course in a curriculum. Level 0: an introduction to phase diagrams The philosophy behind the ground level is that most of the characteristics of equilibrium between phases can be understood without the use of thermodynamics, realizing that, in a common-sense manner, the experimental observations on equilibria and spontaneous changes, and elementary notions about interactions, indicate the way to go. In spite of all this, the central figure in level zero, right from the beginning, is the chemical potential - a concept firmly rooted in thermodynamics. Equilibrium conditions in terms of chemical potentials, and the variables necessary to define a system in equilibrium are, are the basic elements of the system formulation.
Title:Equilibrium Between Phases of Matter: Phenomenology and ThermodynamicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:404 pagesPublished:October 19, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048175429

ISBN - 13:9789048175420

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Table of Contents

level 0

§ 001 Equilibrium

§ 002 The Variables

§ 003 The Rules

§ 004 Pure Substances

§ 005 Binary and Ternary Systems

§ 006 Partition and Separation

§ 007 Chemical Equilibrium

level 1

§ 101 Differential Expressions

§ 102 Work, Heat, Energy

§ 103 Heat Capacity and Enthalpy

§ 104 Ideal Gas, Expansion and Compression

§ 105 Chemical Energy

§ 106 Entropy

§ 107 Characteristic Functions

§ 108 Gibbs Energy and Equilibrium

§ 109 Tables

§ 110 Pure Substances

§ 111 Chemical Reactions

level 2

§ 201 Mixtures and Partial quantities

§ 202 The Open System, Chemical Potentials

§ 203 Change to Molar Quantities

§ 204 The Ideal Mixture

§ 205 Non-Ideal Behaviour

§ 206 Magic Formulae

§ 207 Dilute Solutions

§ 208 The Solvent Laws

§ 209 The Solute Laws

§ 210 Ideal Equilibria

§ 211 Non-Ideal Systems - Geometrically

§ 212 Non-Ideal Systems - Analytically

§ 213 Non-Ideal Systems - Numerically

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"Equilibrium Between Phases of Matter: Phenomenology and Thermodynamics is a welcome addition to the literature. The text will be useful to advanced undergraduates and first-year graduates . who want to extend their knowledge of phase diagrams and how those diagrams connect to thermodynamics. . also be of value to more experienced practitioners who want to broaden their perspective. . I heartily recommend Equilibrium Between Phases of Matter if you want to enrich your knowledge of phase equilibrium and phase diagrams and their relation to thermodynamics." (John C. Wheeler, Physics Today, February, 2009)