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Physical and Chemical Equilibrium for Chemical Engineers - Noel De Nevers

Physical and Chemical Equilibrium for Chemical Engineers

Hardcover Published: 26th December 2001
ISBN: 9780471071709
Number Of Pages: 496

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<i>Physical and Chemical Equilibrium for Chemical Engineers</i> provides a thorough introduction to the basic tools of chemical engineers&#8211;physical and chemical equilibrium. It is a book for second course thermodynamics students in chemical engineering. While traditional texts combine this topic with the first thermodynamics course, <i>Physical and Chemical Equilibrium for Chemical Engineers</i> gives chemical engineers the rigorous yet clear treatment more advanced students and chemical engineers require. <p> Professor Noel de Nevers provides readers with a technically accurate and rigorous look at physical and chemical equilibrium&#8211;often called "solution thermodynamics." He presents the material in an accessible format that uses simple mathematics without sacrificing rigor. This book shows where "modern" terminology differs from "classic" terminology and covers different standard states, a common stumbling block for both students and professionals. Emphasis is placed on such up-to-date topics as aqueous solutions, electrolytes, and osmotic pressure, all of which play an important role in modern industrial processes and biotechnology. Unique coverage includes: <ul> <li>Minimization of Gibbs Free Energy <li>Vapor Pressure, the Clapayron Equation, and Single Pure Species Phase Equilibrium <li>Partial Molal Properties <li>Fugacity, Ideal and Non-Ideal Solutions, Activity, and Activity Coefficient <li>The Phase Rule </ul>


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Introduction to Equilibrium.

Basic Thermodynamics.

The Simplest Phase Equilibrium Examples and Some Simple Estimating Rules.

Minimization of Gibbs Free Energy.

Vapor Pressure, The Clapeyron Equation, and Single Pure Chemical Species Phase Equilibrium.

Partial Molal Properties.

Fugacity, Ideal Solutions, Activity, Activity Coefficient.

Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium (VLE) at Low Pressures.

Correlating and Predicting Nonideal VLE.

Vapor Liquid Equilibrium (VLE) at High Pressures.

Liquid-Liquid, Liquid-Solid and Gas-Solid Equilibrium.

Chemical Equilibrium.

Equilibrium in Complex Chemical Reactions.

Equilibrium with Gravity or Centrifugal Force, Osmotic Equilibrium, Equilibrium with Surface Tension.

The Phase Rule.

Appendix A: Useful Tables and Charts.

Appendix B: Equilibrium at Other Constraints, Approach to Equilibrium.

Appendix C: The Mathematics of Fugacity, Ideal Solutions, Activity and Activity Coefficients.

Appendix D: Equations of State for Liquids and Solids Well Below Their Critical Temperatures.

Appendix E: Free Energy of Formation Values.

Appendix F: Calculation of Fugacities from Pressure-Explicit EOSs.

Appendix G: Answers to Selected Problems.


ISBN: 9780471071709
ISBN-10: 0471071706
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 26th December 2001
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.8 x 18.6  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 1.09