CH2016 Thermodynamics Lab


To gain insight into basic concepts taught in Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics theory course by performing hands on experiments.

Course Contents:

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

Text Books:

1. M. D. Koretsky, Engineering and Chemical Thermodynamics, , John Wiley & Sons, 20132. Laboratory manual

Reference Books:

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.