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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 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.

    About the Contributors


    Howard DeVoe, Associate Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland