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Thermodynamics and Chemistry - Second Edition

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Howard DeVoe, University of Maryland

Copyright Year: 2019

Last Update: 2020

Publisher: Howard DeVoe

Language: English

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Reviewed by Dhabih Chulhai, Assistant Professor, University of Indianapolis on 6/21/22

This book is quite comprehensive in both breadth and depth. It covers all of the necessary areas of thermodynamics. In fact, there may be more material than could be covered in one semester. Where this book falls short on comprehensiveness is its... read more

Reviewed by Joseph DiVerdi, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Colorado State University on 4/13/21

This book represents a very complete look at thermodynamics from a chemistry perspective and as designed is suitable for a (busy) one-semester course for graduate students or advanced undergraduates. It covers, very thoroughly, the Three Laws,... read more

Reviewed by Betul Bilgin, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago on 1/8/20

This book is intended to serve for one semester graduate or undergraduate students who have background in physical chemistry. There are 14 chapters in the book which I believe would be very hard to cover in one semester. First five chapters seem... read more

Table of Contents

  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Systems and Their Properties
  • 3 The First Law
  • 4 The Second Law
  • 5 Thermodynamic Potentials
  • 6 The Third Law and Cryogenics
  • 7 Pure Substances in Single Phases
  • 8 Phase Transitions and Equilibria of Pure Substances
  • 9 Mixtures
  • 10 Electrolyte Solutions
  • 11 Reactions and Other Chemical Processes
  • 12 Equilibrium Conditions in Multicomponent Systems
  • 13 The Phase Rule and Phase Diagrams
  • 14 Galvanic Cells

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  • About the Book

    Thermodynamics and Chemistry is designed primarily as a textbook for a one-semester course in classical chemical thermodynamics at the graduate or undergraduate level. It can also serve as a supplementary text and thermodynamics reference source.

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    Howard DeVoe, Associate Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland

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