CHE3161 - Chemistry and chemical thermodynamics
6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate Faculty of Engineering
Leader(s): R Jagadeeshan
This unit covers thermodynamics from a chemical engineering viewpoint. Content will cover basic concepts and the use of: thermodynamic functions such as free energy, enthalpy, and entropy; estimation of properties of pure compounds and mixtures; description of solution thermodynamics and its applications, equilibrium phase diagrams and chemical reaction equilibria.
On successful completion of this course students should:
- be able to apply mass, energy and entropy balances to flow processes
- be able to calculate the properties of ideal and real mixtures based on thermodynamic principles
- be able to determine changes in the properties of gases, fluids and solids undergoing changes in temperature and volume
- be able to explain the underlying principles of phase equilibrium in binary and multi-component systems
- understand the concepts involved in describing the extent to which chemical reactions proceed, and the determination of composition attained at equilibrium.
Individual tests: 15%
Examination (3 hours): 70%
Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component (assignments, tests, mid-semester exams, laboratory reports) and at least 45% in the final examination component. Students faiing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 44% in the unit.
3 hours lectures, 1 hour tutorial classes, 2 hours laboratory classes and 6 hours of private study per week