O'Reilly logo

Molecular Thermodynamics of Fluid-Phase Equilibria, Third Edition by Edmundo Gomes de Azevedo - Institute Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Rüdiger N. Lichtenthaler - University of Heidelberg, John M. Prausnitz - University of California, Berkeley

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Appendix B A Brief Introduction to Statistical Thermodynamics

Statistical mechanics describes the behavior of macroscopic systems in terms of microscopic properties, i.e., those of particles such as atoms, molecules, ions, etc. That part of statistical mechanics that deals with equilibrium states is called statistical thermodynamics; this appendix gives a short introduction whose primary purpose is to provide the working equations of statistical thermodynamics. More detailed discussions are available in many textbooks. Some of these are listed at the end of this appendix. The summary given here is similar to the discussions found in Reed and Gubbins (1973) and Everdell (1975).

Thermodynamic States and Quantum States of a System

Thermodynainic ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required