The book presents concepts and equations of equilibrium thermodynamics or thermostatics. Key features that distinguish this book from others on chemical engineering thermodynamics are: a mathematical treatment of the developments leading to the discovery of the internal energy and entropy; a clear distinction between the classical thermodynamics of Carnot, Clausius and Kelvin and the thermostatics of Gibbs; an intensive/specific variable formalism from which the extensive variable formalism is obtained as a special case; a systematic method of obtaining the central equations of thermostatics with the use of the implicit/inverse function theorems and the chain rule.
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Table of Contents
1. Mathematical Preliminaries 2. A Synopsis of Classical Thermodynamics 3. Single component Fluid – Fundamentals 4. Single Component Fluid – Applications 5. Homogeneous (Single Phase) Mixtures 6. Heterogeneous (Multiphase) Mixtures 7. Reaction Equilibrium
R. Ravi is Professor in the Department of Chemical Egineering at IIT, Madras.