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Undergraduate Course: Thermodynamics (Chemical) 2 (CHEE08009)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis 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.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Engineering 1 (SCEE08001) OR Chemical Engineering 1 (CHEE08001)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking Engineering Thermodynamics 2 (SCEE08006)
Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Develop an understanding of the basic notions: thermodynamic systems, states, properties, work, heat, energy.
  2. 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.
  3. Detailed description of ideal gas processes; Introduction to steady and unsteady flow processes.
  4. Describe the significance of Chemical Potential in mixtures.
  5. 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.
Reading List
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.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsThermodynamics,Chemical,Ideal gas,Equilibrium
Contacts
Course organiserProf Khellil Sefiane
Tel: (0131 6)50 4873
Email: k.sefiane@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Hannah Ross
Tel: (0131 6)50 5687
Email: Hannah.Ross@ed.ac.uk
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