Principles Characterizing Physical and Chemical Processes, 4/ed


 by :

 Jurgen M. Honig

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 Academic Press

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 20 x 25

 Price :

 $ 179.95



A high-level overview of thermodynamic theory with an emphasis on the principles used to develop applications in a unified approach


Key Features

  • Clear explanations of abstract theoretical concepts
  • Complete revision and update, including novel formulations not described elsewhere
  • Exhaustive coverage of graphical, numerical, and analytical computational techniques
  • The latest applications in science and engineering


Thermodynamics is a self-contained analysis of physical and chemical processes based on classical thermodynamic principles. Emphasis is placed on the fundamental principles with a combination of theory and practice, demonstrating their application to a variety of disciplines. This edition has been completely revised and updated to include new material and novel formulations, including new formulation and interpretation of The Second Law, discussions of heat vs. work, uniqueness of chemical potential, and construction of functions of state. This book will appeal to graduate students and professional chemists and physicists who wish to acquire a more sophisticated overview of thermodynamics and related subject matter.


Chemists, chemical engineers, physicists, and graduate-level students in these disciplines


Chapter 1. Fundamentals 

Chapter 2. Equilibrium in ideal systems 

Chapter 3. Characterization of nonideal solutions 

Chapter 4. Thermodynamic properties of electrolytes 

Chapter 5. Thermodynamic properties of materials in externally applied fields 

Chapter 6. Irreversible thermodynamics 

Chapter 7. Critical phenomena 

Chapter 8. A final speculation about ultimate temperatures - a fourth law of thermodynamics 

Chapter 9. Reprise to the second law. Mathematical proof of Carathéodory's theorem and resulting interpretations

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