2. Thermodynamic Properties of a Pure Substance

2.0 Chapter introduction and learning objectives

An equilibrium state in a process has a unique set of thermodynamic properties. In this chapter, we will introduce common thermodynamic properties, phase diagrams, and thermodynamic tables. Through examples, we will demonstrate how to use thermodynamic tables to determine thermodynamic properties of a pure substance at a given state. The International Systems of Units (SI units) will be used for all properties and examples.


Learning Objectives

After learning this chapter, you should be able to

  • Demonstrate an understanding of common thermodynamic properties
  • Interpret phase diagrams, including [latex]P-T[/latex], [latex]P-v[/latex], and [latex]T-v[/latex] diagrams for pure substances
  • Use thermodynamic tables to determine properties of pure substances


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