Credit Hours: 
404 
Prerequisites: 
Exposure to thermodynamics, e.g., thermodynamics properties, and First and Second Law of Thermodynamics and graduate standing. 
Catalog Description: 
Thermodynamics of nonreacting and reacting gas mixtures. Introductory quantum theory, statistical thermodynamics and gas kinetic theory. Crosslisted with AE 6765. 
Textbooks: 
Kenneth G. Denbigh, The Principles of Chemical Equilibrium: With Applications in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, 4th Edition, Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Walter G. Vincenti and Charles H. Kruger, Introduction to Physical Gas Dynamics, Krieger Publishing, 1976. 
Instructors: 
Jerry M. Seitzman (AE); Jechiel Jogoda (AE) 
Goals: 
 Thermodynamics of nonreacting and reacting gas mixtures.
 Equilibrium properties of gas mixtures.
 Quantum states and energy levels of molecules.
 Equilibrium population distribution of molecular energy levels.
 Equilibrium kinetic theory of gases.
 Transport properties of gases.

Topics: 
 Classical Thermodynamics
 Overview and Thermodynamic Definitions
 The State Postulate and Reversible Work Modes
 Zeroth, First, and Second Laws of Thermodynamics
 Gibbs Equation and Entropy Transfer
 Entropy Analysis for a Control Mass, and Availability Analysis for a Control Volume
 Properties of the Enthalpy
 Useful Work for Flowing and Reacting Systems (Control Volume Analysis)
 General Conditions for Chemical Equilibrium of a Mixture; Chemical Potential and Chemical/Phase Equilibrium
 Maxwell's Relations and Other Mathematical Relationships
 Measurable Quantities in Thermodynamics (Specific Heats, Compressibility Coefficients, Heats of Reaction and Phase Change)
 Calculation of Changes in Thermodynamic Properties
 Molar and Partial Molar Quantities
 State Equations for a Single Perfect Gas, a Perfect Gas Mixtures, and Imperfect Gases
 Equilibria of Reactions Involving Gases, Equilibrium Constant Kp and Law of Mass Action
 Standard Reference States: Gibbs Free Energies and Enthalpies of Formation
 Mixed Phase Equilibria
 Stoichiometric Reactions, Independent Reactions, and a General Method for Solving Equilibrium Composition (MajorMinor Species Model)
 Quantum Theory and Wave Mechanics
 Molecular Models
 Origin of Quantum Theory of Matter  Bohr Model of Atom
 Quantum Mechanics/Wave Theory (Schrodinger Equation)
 Free Particle, Particle in a Box, Harmonic Oscillator, Rigid Rotor
 H atom (Electronic Energy)
 Statistical Mechanics
 Enumeration of Microstates
 Most Probable Macrostate
 Distribution over Energy States
 Statistical Thermodynamics and Thermodynamic Properties
 Thermodynamic Relations
 Independent Energy Modes
 Translational Properties; Monatomic Gas with Electronic Excitation
 Diatomic Gas and Boltzmann Fractions
 Improved Models/Corrections
 Polyatomic Molecules
 Chemically Reacting Gas Mixtures
 Equilibrium Constant: Statistical Mechanics Approach
 Equilibrium Constant: Combined Thermo./Stat. Mech. Approach
 Specific Heats of Reacting Mixtures
 Gas Radiation and Optical/Laser Diagnostics
 Aborption/Emission Lines and Einstein Coefficients
 Scattering and Overview of Optical Diagnostic Methods
 Introductory Gas Kinetic Theory
 Models of Molecular Potentials
 Pressure, Temperature and Internal Energy from Collisions
 Mean Free Path
 Transport Phenomena
 Molecular Magnitudes
 Equilibrium Gas Kinetic Theory
 Velocity Distribution Function
 Equation of State for a Perfect Gas
 Equilibrium and Maxwellian Distribution
 Collision Rate and Mean Free Path
 Energy Involved in Collisions
 Inelastic Collision Rates
 Transport Properties
