Introductory Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics – J. Richard Elliott – 2nd Edition


Introductory Thermodynamics, Second Edition, helps readers master the fundamentals of applied thermodynamics as practiced today: with extensive of molecular perspectives that enables adaptation to fields including biological systems, environmental applications, and nanotechnology. This text is distinctive in making molecular perspectives accessible at the introductory level and connecting properties with practical implications.

Features of the second edition include

  • Hierarchical instruction with increasing levels of detail: Content requiring deeper levels of theory is clearly delineated in separate sections and chapters.
  • Early introduction to the overall perspective of composite systems like distillation columns, reactive processes, and biological systems.
  • objectives, problem-solving strategies for balances and phase equilibria, chapter summaries, and “important equations” for every chapter.
  • Extensive practical examples, especially coverage of non-ideal mixtures, which include water contamination via hydrocarbons, polymer blending/recycling, oxygenated fuels, hydrogen bonding.
  • osmotic pressure, electrolyte solutions, zwitterions and biological molecules, and other contemporary issues.
  • Supporting software in formats for both ® and spreadsheets.
  • supplemental sections and resources including instructor slides, ConcepTests, coursecast videos, and other useful resources.

Table of Content

Unit I: First and Second Laws
1: Basic Concepts
2: The Energy Balance
3: Energy Balances for Composite Systems
4: Entropy
5: Thermodynamics Of Processes

Unit II: Generalized Analysis of Fluid Properties
6: Classical Thermodynamics – Generalizations For Any Fluid
7: Engineering Equations of State for PVT Properties
8: Departure Functions
9: Phase Equilibrium in a Pure Fluid

Unit III: Fluid Phase Equilibria in Mixtures
10: Introduction to Multicomponent Systems
11: An Introduction To Activity Models
12: van der Waals Activity Models
13: Local Composition Activity Models
14: Liquid-Liquid and Solid-Liquid Phase Equilibria
15: Phase Equilibria in Mixtures by an Equation of State
16: Advanced Phase Diagrams

Unit IV: Reaction Equilibria
17: Reaction Equilibria
18: Electrolyte Solutions 693
19: Molecular Association and Solvation 767

Appendix A: Summary of Computer Programs
Appendix B: Mathematics
Appendix C: Strategies for Solving VLE Problems
Appendix D: Models for Process Simulators
Appendix E: Themodynamic Properties