Details of CH4103 (Autumn 2019)

Level: 4 Type: Theory Credits: 4.0

Course CodeCourse NameInstructor(s)
CH4103 Chemical Thermodynamics Debasis Koley

1. Entropy and the second law: Conversion of heat to work and unavailable energy. Equivalence of the statements of the second law. Legendre transformation and the auxiliary thermodynamic functions: H, A and G. Negative absolute temperature.
2. Thermodynamics of open system: partial molar quantities, chemical potential and its variation with temperature and pressure. Chemical potential for ideal and real systems.
3. Reaction equilibrium: Le Chatelier principle.
4. Phase equilibrium: 1st order phase change, Clausius and Clausius-Clapeyron equation. Phase rule and diagram.
5. Thermodynamics of mixtures: Ideal solution: Raoults law and Henrys law. Colligative properties. Gibbs-Duhem equation. Distillation of binary mixture. Azeotropic distillation.
6. Thermodynamics of irreversible processes: Entropy of production, fluxesces.Onsager reciprocity relation. Life processes and thermodynamics.
7. A molecular approach to thermodynamics: Micro and macro states, thermodynamic probability and entropy. Boltzman distribution and the thermodynamic laws. Partition function. Thermodynamic function and partition function. Equilibrium constant and rate constant in terms of partition function. Ortho and para states.


Course Credit Options

Sl. No.ProgrammeSemester NoCourse Choice
1 IP 1 Not Allowed
2 IP 3 Not Allowed
3 IP 5 Not Allowed
4 MR 1 Not Allowed
5 MR 3 Not Allowed
6 MS 7 Core
7 RS 1 Elective
8 RS 2 Elective