Course Content (Syllabus)
Systems of variable composition. Ideal behavior. The chemical potential as a criterion of phase equilibrium. The ideal-gas mixture. The ideal solution. Rault's law. Systems of variable composition. Nonideal behavior. Partial properties. Fugacity. Excess Gibbs energy. Activity and activity coefficients. Phase equilibria. The phase rule. Duhem's theorem. Vapor-liquid equilibrium. Flash calculations. Henry's law. Evaluation of partial properties. Equilibrium and stability. Systems of limited liquid-phase miscibility. Chemical reaction equilibria. The reaction coordinate. Application of equilibrium criteria to chemical reactions. The standard Gibbs energy and the equilibrium constant. Evaluation of equilibrium constants. The phase rule and Duhem's theorem for reacting systems multireaction equilibria.