Equilibrium Between Phases of Matter

Equilibrium Between Phases of Matter

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The first volume of this work is organized in three levels, so that the portion and importance of thermodynamics and mathematics increase from level to level. The ground level shows that basics of phase equilibria can be understood without thermodynamics provided the concept of chemical potential is introduced early. The intermediate level introduces thermodynamics, culminating in the Gibbs energy as the arbiter for equilibrium. At the third level the accent is on binary systems, where one or more phases are solutions of the components. Priority is given throughout to the thermodynamic assessment of experimental data. 200 exercises are included with solutions.stationary points The difference between the initial slopes - of the equilibrium curves in the phase diagrams shown above - is a ... side is determined by the properties of its change from liquid to vapour - heat of vaporization and boiling point.

Title:Equilibrium Between Phases of Matter
Author:H.A.J. Oonk, M.T. Calvet
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2007-10-23


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