Undergraduate Course: Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 3 (CHEE09020)
Course Outline
School  School of Engineering 
College  College of Science and Engineering 
Credit level (Normal year taken)  SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate) 
Availability  Available to all students 
SCQF Credits  10 
ECTS Credits  5 
Summary  This course focuses on the basic principles governing the equilibrium behaviour of macroscopic systems, and applications to systems of interest in modern chemical engineering. After a brief review of material covered in Thermodynamics 2, we begin by introducing fundamental concepts: thermodynamic potentials; criteria of equilibrium and stability; and introduction to the molecular basis of thermodynamics. These concepts are then applied to the analysis and solution of problems such as calculating the equilibrium composition of coexisting phases and reacting mixtures. 
Course description 
22 Lecture Hours, 10 Tutorial Hours
Review of Basic Thermodynamic Concepts (1st Law, 2nd Law). Thermodynamic potentials (A, G, H, U). The fundamental equation. Euler's theorem. GibbsDuhem equation.
Legendre transforms. Calculus of thermodynamics. Maxwell relations. Molecular basis for entropy.
Equilibrium conditions in multiphase systems without reaction. Gibbs phase rule. Applications of Gibbs phase rule to phase equilibrium problems.
Phase equilibrium in pure components (Clapeyron equation). Stability criteria, spinodals, Maxwell construction.
Fugacity and property calculations from EoS for pure components (virial, vdW, RKSM, PRSV). Corresponding states.
Mixing functions and partial molar properties. Partial molar properties from data.
Ideal and realgas mixtures and fugacities. Ideal solutions, activities, excess functions.
Activity coefficient models, Henry's law, VLE (dew point, bubble point, flash calculations, azeotropes)
LLE and VLLE. Osmotic equilibrium, colligative properties.
Equilibrium criteria for chemical reactions. Reaction standard enthalpies and free energies.
T and p effects on chemical reaction equilibrium. Heterogeneous reactions, multiple reactions.

Information for Visiting Students
Prerequisites  Introductory Thermodynamics 
High Demand Course? 
Yes 
Course Delivery Information

Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1)

Quota: None 
Course Start 
Semester 1 
Timetable 
Timetable 
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) 
Total Hours:
100
(
Lecture Hours 22,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
66 )

Assessment (Further Info) 
Written Exam
100 %,
Coursework
0 %,
Practical Exam
0 %

Additional Information (Assessment) 
Written Exam %: 100 
Feedback 
Not entered 
Exam Information 
Exam Diet 
Paper Name 
Hours & Minutes 

Main Exam Diet S1 (December)   2:00   Resit Exam Diet (August)   2:00  
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
 Ability to express the fundamental equation in terms of different sets of independent variables, and understand its implications to equilibrium criteria
 Use equations of state to calculate thermodynamic properties of real gases
 Apply the phase rule to determine degrees of freedom and show how these may be satisfied
 Ability to solve vapourliquid equilibrium of nonideal mixtures
 Ability to calculate equilibrium compositions in chemically reacting systems

Reading List
S. I. Sandler: Chemical, Biochemical, and Engineering Thermodynamics, 5th Ed., Wiley, 2017
K. G. Denbigh: The Principles of Chemical Equilibrium, 4th Ed., Cambridge, 1981
A. Z. Panagiotopoulos: Essential Thermodynamics, Drios Press, 2011
M. S. Shell: Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics, Cambridge, 2015 
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills 
Not entered 
Keywords  Phase equilibrium,Chemical equilibrium 
Contacts
Course organiser  Dr Santiago RomeroVargas Castrillon
Tel: (0131 6)51 3567
Email: Santiago@ed.ac.uk 
Course secretary  Mr Mark Owenson
Tel: (0131 6)50 5533
Email: Mark.Owenson@ed.ac.uk 

