A brand new book, FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS makes the abstract subject of chemical engineering thermodynamics more accessible to undergraduate students. The subject is presented through a problem-solving inductive (from specific to general) learning approach, written in a conversational and approachable manner.
Suitable for either a one-semester course or two-semester sequence in the subject, this book covers thermodynamics in a complete and mathematically rigorous manner, with an emphasis on solving practical engineering problems. The approach taken stresses problem-solving, and draws from "best practice" engineering teaching strategies.
FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS uses examples to frame the importance of the material. Each topic begins with a motivational example that is investigated in context to that topic. This framing of the material is helpful to all readers, particularly to global learners who require "big picture" insights, and hands-on learners who struggle with abstractions. Each worked example is fully annotated with sketches and comments on the thought process behind the solved problems. Common errors are presented and explained. Extensive margin notes add to the book accessibility as well as presenting opportunities for investigation.
Table of Contents
2. The Physical Properties of Pure Compounds.
3. Material and Energy Balances.
5. Thermodynamic Processes and Cycles.
6. Thermodynamic Models of Real, Pure Compounds.
7. Equations of State (EOS).
8. Modeling Phase Equilibrium for Pure Compounds.
9. An Introduction to Mixtures.
10. Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium.
11. Theories and Models for Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium of Mixtures: Modified Raoult's Law Approaches.
12. Theories and Models for Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium of Mixtures: Using Equations of State.
13. Liquid-Liquid, Vapor-Liquid-Liquid, and Solid-Liquid Equilibrium.
14. Fundamentals of Chemical Reaction Equilibrium.
15. Synthesis of Thermodynamic Principles.
Appendix A: Steam Tables.
Appendix B: Mathematical Techniques.
Appendix C: Physical Properties.
Appendix D: Heat Capacity.
Appendix E: Antoine Equation.
Appendix F: The Joback Group Additivity Method.