By Dimitrios P. Tassios
Applied Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics offers the undergraduate and graduate pupil of chemical engineering with the elemental wisdom, the method and the references he must observe it in commercial perform. therefore, as well as the classical issues of the legislation of thermodynamics,pure part and combination thermodynamic houses in addition to part and chemical equilibria the reader will locate: - background of thermodynamics - power conservation - internmolecular forces and molecular thermodynamics - cubic equations of kingdom - statistical mechanics. a good number of calculated issues of options and an appendix with quite a few tables of numbers of useful significance are tremendous precious for utilized calculations. the pc courses at the integrated disk aid the scholar to get to grips with the common tools utilized in for volumetric and vapor-liquid equilibria calculations.
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