Engineering and Chemical Thermodynamics
Koretsky’s qualitative discussion of the role of molecular interactions and the visual approaches he uses helps students understand and visualize thermodynamics. Engineering and Chemical Thermodynamics, 2e is designed for Thermodynamics I and Thermodynamics II courses taught out of the Chemical Engineering department to chemical engineering majors.
Specifically designed to accommodate students with different learning styles, this text helps establish a solid foundation in engineering and chemical thermodynamics. Clear conceptual development, worked-out examples and numerous end-of-chapter problems promote deep learning of thermodynamics and teach students how to apply thermodynamics to real-world engineering problems.
By showing how principles of thermodynamics relate to molecular concepts learned in prior courses, Engineering and Chemical Thermodynamics, 2e helps students construct new knowledge on a solid conceptual foundation.
60 new problems and 10 new examples have been added, with a focus on more real-world, practical and applied problems and examples.Example problems are highlighted more clearly.Added and expanded coverage of: phase equilibria, solid fugacity and solid-vapor equilibrium, Equation of State approach for both liquid and vapor phases in VLE, thermodynamics vs. kinetic control, the practical side of the second law, and the inclusion of more biological content and examples.Additional Instructor Resources using web-based teaching modules including: concept tests; real world examples, such as sustainability and energy; and primer math, which connects mathematics to thermodynamic concepts.Content has been reorganized into smaller chapters, especially Chapter 2.Introduces concepts of thermodynamics by showing connections to familiar molecular concepts.Qualitative discussions of the role of molecular interactions, and the many visual approaches the author uses help students to understand and visualize thermodynamics.Extremely clear fundamental approach to concepts.Student-friendly and approachable tone throughout the book.End-of-chapter problems promote real synthesis and conceptual understanding.