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Thermodynamics for materials science

MSE-204

Lecturer(s) :

Stellacci Francesco

Language:

English

Summary

This lecture establishes the basic concepts of thermodynamics and defines the main state functions. The concepts are then applied to the study of phase transformations and to establish the phase diagram of mixtures.

Content

1. Reminder of basic thermodynamics. Introduction to state functions and fundamental equations. Chemical potential.
2. Treatment of mixtures. Molar and partial molar variables.
3. General treatment of chemical reactions. Reaction progress. Variables of reaction (enthalpy, entropy, free energy of reaction). Standard state. Heats of reaction and formation of chemical substances.
4. Chemical reactions in the gaseous state. Law of mass action. Equilibrium constant. Kirchoff's rule. Van't Hoff's equation.
5. Phase equilibiria of mixtures. Gibbs' rule of phases.
6. Chemical reactions in solutions. Equilibrium constant. Effects of pressure and temperature. The case of corrosion and batteries.
7. Ideal solutions. Chemical potential. Osmotic pressure, the case of membranes. Melting and boiling points. Eutectic point.
8. Non-ideal solutions. Standard states. Chemical potentials. Activity coefficients.
9. Phase diagrams. Excess variables of mixing.
10. Thermodynamic treatment of batteries and fuel cells.

 


Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

Various courses of the Materials science and engineering section

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra et exercises

Resources

Ressources en bibliothèque

In the programs

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11INM202    
11-12    
12-13INM202    
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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