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Book on Chemical Thermodynamics

  1. Nov 29, 2014 #1
    I am currently using a book called "An Introduction to Thermal Physics" by Daniel Schroeder, and there is a part of the book I am struggling with. So, I am looking for some other book that can help me learn the same stuff (to get a different perspective on the same material). For people familiar with the book, I am struggling with chapter five. For those who are not:

    It is a chapter on free energy and chemical thermodynamics. The part I am struggling with is the chemical thermodynamics. For instance, the parts he uses one equation in particular are odd to me (for ideal gasses):

    [tex] μ(T,P) = μ^0(T)+ kTln(\frac{P}{P^0})[/tex]

    He deduces this by using Gibbs free energy. I get the deduction, but I do not understand how to use it.

    So, when he asks me to use this in exercises to understand what happens when, for instance, an inert gas is added to a system in which a reactive gas is in equilibrium with its liquid phase, I do not know what to do.

    He uses the equation above to deduce Raoult's law.

    I do not understand osmotic pressure, phase transitions of mixtures and Van't Hoff's formula.
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  3. Nov 29, 2014 #2


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    Lewis & Randall, 2nd ed., revised by Pitzer & Brewer. Or, Irving Klotz.
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