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Engineering and Chemical Thermodynamics, 2nd Edition

Engineering and Chemical Thermodynamics, 2nd Edition

Milo D. Koretsky

ISBN: 978-0-470-25961-0

Dec 2012

704 pages

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Koretsky helps students understand and visualize thermodynamics through a qualitative discussion of the role of molecular interactions and a highly visual presentation of the material. By showing how principles of thermodynamics relate to molecular concepts learned in prior courses, Engineering and Chemical Thermodynamics, 2e helps students construct new knowledge on a solid conceptual foundation. Engineering and Chemical Thermodynamics, 2e is designed for Thermodynamics I and Thermodynamics II courses taught out of the Chemical Engineering department to Chemical Engineering majors. 

Specifically designed to accommodate students with different learning styles, this text helps establish a solid foundation in engineering and chemical thermodynamics. Clear conceptual development, worked-out examples and numerous end-of-chapter problems promote deep learning of thermodynamics and teach students how to apply thermodynamics to real-world engineering problems.

Related Resources

Chapter 1: Measured Thermodynamic Properties and Other Basic Concepts

Chapter 2: The First Law of Thermodynamics

Chapter 3: Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics Exergy Development

Chapter 4: Equations of State and Intermolecular Forces

Chapter 5: The Thermodynamics Web

Chapter 6: Phase Equilibria I Problem Formulation

Chapter 7: Phase Equilibria II Fugacity

Chapter 8: Phase Equilibria III Applications

Chapter 9: Chemical Reaction Equilibria

  • Over 250 new problems and over 20 new examples have been added, with a focus on more real-world, practical and applied problems and examples.
  • Example problems are highlighted.
  • Added and expanded coverage of phase equilibria; solid fugacity and solid-vapor equilibrium; Equation of State; approach for both liquid and vapor phases in VLE; thermodynamics vs. kinetic control; the practical side of the Second Law; and the inclusion of more biological content and examples.
  • Additional Instructor Resources using web-based teaching modules including: concept tests; concept inventories, interactive virtual laboratories and other pedagogical resources.
  • Content has been reorganized into smaller sections, especially Chapter 2.
  • Introduces concepts of thermodynamics by showing connections to familiar molecular concepts.
  • Qualitative discussions of the role of molecular interactions, and a visual approach helps students to understand and visualize thermodynamics.
  • Extremely clear fundamental approach to concepts.
  • Student-friendly and engaging tone throughout the book.
  • End-of-chapter problems promote the synthesis of information and a deeper conceptual understanding.