FPEN 206: Chemical Equilibrium Thermodynamics


Objectives: To provide students with the tools required to understand the energies of systems at various states and the concept of free energy and driving forces for reactions and processes.

Description: Students are introduced to Solution Thermodynamic Theory and Applications. The concepts of chemical potential, fugacity and activity coefficient are explored and the property of pure fluids, the PVT behavior of pure substances including ideal gas discussed. Key concepts, including viral equations, vapour–liquid equilibrium at low to moderate pressures, vapour- liquid equilibrium from equations of state, general relations for homogeneous substances are examined. The course also introduces students to phase equilibria as well as chemical reaction equilibria.