Good books on thermodynamics - intermediate

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I am a student of B.Sc in Electronics. I was actually preparing for my grad school Entrance Exams in Physics & for that i needed to find a Suitable Reference book (Totally Self Study). I already have a grasp of fundamental Thermodynamics (not so much in Entropy :uhh:) and Ideal Gases. I have the following Syllabus at hand :(apart from what i Already Know)

Maxwell’s thermodynamic relations and simple applications. Thermodynamic potentials and their applications. Phase transitions and Clausius-Clapeyron equation. Ideas of ensembles, Maxwell-Boltzmann, Fermi- Dirac and Bose-Einstein distributions.

Presently I'm Studying From Dittman & Zemensky's Thermodynamics. The Problem is It Contains Far too many Experimental Results on which they base further sections of the Theory. This doesn't Go down well with me because i don't have any lab Exposure in this Subject (I'm from Electronics like i said) and hence don't have any attachment towards studying the Experimental Aspects.

Please Suggest a book of my Level & type.

PS : For the Sake of my own Knowledge i'd also like to know of a Book on Statistical Mechanics on my level.
 

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I did a junior level course in Thermal this past spring. The text we used was by Schroeder: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0201380277/?tag=pfamazon01-20
ISBN: 0201380277
I basically self-studied for the course and did well on the exams. The author explains the material simply, and it's an easy book to follow. It covers everything you've listed.
 
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