To gain insight into basic concepts taught in Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics theory course by performing hands on experiments.
1. Mechanical equivalent of heat – heat, work and the first law of thermodynamics
2. Calorimetry – heat capacities, heat of formation, Hess’s law
3. Thermodynamic cycles – adiabatic, isothermal, isochoric processes
4. Equation of state – ideal gas law, virial equation of pressure
5. Property change of mixing – volume, enthalpy and entropy changes
6. Raoult’s law and Henry’s law – applications in volatile organic compounds
7. Phase equilibria: VLE, LLE, humidity, solid-fluid equilibria, polymer-vapor equilibria8. Equilibrium solubility of solids – effect of temperature, measurement of pKa9. Reaction equilibria – liquid phase, gas phase (Le Chatelier principle), equilibrium constant10. Enthalpy/entropy driven physical processes
1. M. D. Koretsky, Engineering and Chemical Thermodynamics, , John Wiley & Sons, 20132. Laboratory manual
1. N. de Nevers, Physical and Chemical Equilibrium for Chemical Engineers, 2nd Ed., Wiley, 2012.2. J. W. Tester and M. Modell, Thermodynamics and Its Applications, 3rd Ed., Prentice Hall, 1997.