Chemical Thermodynamics

An Introduction

  • Ernö Keszei

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Ernő Keszei
    Pages 1-2
  3. Ernő Keszei
    Pages 3-28
  4. Ernő Keszei
    Pages 69-85
  5. Ernő Keszei
    Pages 125-200
  6. Ernő Keszei
    Pages 201-226
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 319-354

About this book


This course-derived undergraduate textbook provides a concise explanation of the key concepts and calculations of chemical thermodynamics. Instead of the usual ‘classical’ introduction, this text adopts a straightforward postulatory approach that introduces thermodynamic potentials such as entropy and energy more directly and transparently.

Structured around several features to assist students’ understanding, Chemical Thermodynamics :

-       Develops applications and methods for the ready treatment of equilibria on a sound quantitative basis.

-       Requires minimal background in calculus to understand the text and presents formal derivations to the student in a detailed but understandable way.

-       Offers end-of-chapter problems (and answers) for self-testing and review and reinforcement, of use for self- or group study.

This book is suitable as essential reading for courses in a  bachelor and master chemistry program and is also valuable as a reference or  textbook for students of physics, biochemistry and materials science.


chemical equilibria chemical thermodynamics equilibrium statistical thermodynamics phase equilibria thermodynamics of multicomponent systems transport processes

Authors and affiliations

  • Ernö Keszei
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. Physical Chemistry, Lab. Chemical KineticsEötvös Loránd University (ELTE)BudapestHungary

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