Basic course in reaction thermodynamics

To begin this course, the thermodynamic basics will be briefly reviewed. The functional relationship between the parameters will be presented, and based on the thermal equation of state of the ideal gas, real gas effects will be presented and discussed. The first and the second laws of thermodynamics will be briefly presented, with which the exergy will be introduced.

Building on these foundations, the real substance behavior, based on the derivation of the real change in enthalpy and the internal energy at state changes compared to the behavior of ideal gas will be presented.

  • Introduction to the thermodynamics of mixtures, ideal mixtures, real mixtures, thermodynamic treatment of mixtures
  • Status variables of chemical reactions, the stoichiometric chemical equation, reaction cycle number, reaction kinetics, equilibrium considerations
  • Reaction enthalpy, absolute enthalpy, temperature dependence of the reaction enthalpy
  • Equilibrium of chemical reactions: Gibbs’ free enthalpy, reaction balance, temperature dependence of the equilibrium constant, exergy of the chemical reaction, introduction of the chemical potential
  • Phase equilibriums of one component systems and ideal mixtures
  • Chemical and phase equilibrium of real material behavior, fugacity

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Stefan Härzschel

Duration2 SWS
TermWintersemester 2017/18
Language of instructionGerman


Course criteria & registration

See TUMonlineBasic knowledge in thermodynamics (e.g. Thermodynamik I lecture)