Undergraduate Course: Thermodynamics (Chemical) 2 (CHEE08009)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course provides a basic grounding in the principles and methods of Classical Thermodynamics, gas and vapour cycles. It concentrates on: understanding the thermodynamic laws in relation to familiar experience; phase change, ideal gas and flow processes; using sources of data such as thermodynamic tables and charts. The course also aims to introduce the concepts of Gibbs free energy and chemical potential and to relate these to both phase equilibrium and chemical reaction equilibrium in ideal systems. To introduce the Equations of State. To enable students to calculate heats of reaction and equilibrium concentrations for gas phase reactions using standard thermodynamic data.
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Develop an understanding of the basic notions: thermodynamic systems, states, properties, work, heat, energy.
- Represent power generation and refrigeration cycles on T-S and P-H diagrams and determine the power generation or requirement for a given thermal duty.
- Detailed description of ideal gas processes; Introduction to steady and unsteady flow processes.
- Describe the significance of Chemical Potential in mixtures.
- Use Standard heats and free energies of formation to evaluate equilibrium constants, and hence determine equilibrium concentrations in reacting mixtures at elevated temperatures and pressures.
|1. Cengel & Boles: Thermodynamics ¿ an Engineering Approach, 4/e, McGraw-Hill 2002.|
2. Smith & Van Ness: Introduction to Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics, 6/e, McGraw-Hill, 2002.
3. Bett, Rowlinson & Saville: Thermodynamics for Chemical Engineers, Athlone Press, 1992.
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|Course organiser||Prof Khellil Sefiane
Tel: (0131 6)50 4873
|Course secretary||Miss Hannah Ross
Tel: (0131 6)50 5687