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Modern Thermodynamics for Chemists and Biochemists$
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Dennis Sherwood and Paul Dalby

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780198782957

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198782957.001.0001

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Mathematical round up

Mathematical round up

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(p.633) 21 Mathematical round up
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Modern Thermodynamics for Chemists and Biochemists
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Dennis Sherwood

Paul Dalby

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198782957.003.0021

This chapter draws together all the main mathematical equations into a single, structured, sequence, so providing a source of reference, as well as enabling the student to appreciate how superficially different equations are, in fact, component parts of a ‘bigger picture’. The chapter also introduces some new material, such as the Maxwell relations, the chain rule, the thermodynamic equations-of-state, isenthalpic throttling processes, the Joule-Thomson coefficient and the compressibility factor – so setting the scene for the discussion of real systems in the following chapter.

Keywords:   fundamental equations of thermodynamics, energy, enthalpy, entropy, free energy, heat capacity at constant volume, heat capacity at constant pressure, Maxwell relations, chain rule, thermodynamic equations of state, Joule-Thomson coefficient, isenthalpic change, throttling process, compressibility factor

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