Thermodynamics and Phase Diagrams

Thermodynamic laws and relationship, concept of entropy and its relationship to heat, strategy for deriving thermodynamic relationships, general criterion for equilibrium, physical and chemical equilibria; Statistical thermodynamics: micro-states and macro-states, partition function; Phase diagram: unary and multicomponent systems, Clausius-Clapeyron equation, partial molar properties, Gibbs phase rule, applications of phase diagrams; Curvature effects in thermodynamics: surface excess properties, surface tension, phase equilibria, Gibbs adsorption equation; Basic electrochemistry.

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