6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
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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.
At the successful completion of this unit you will be able to:
- Apply mass, energy and entropy balances to flow processes.
- Determine the properties of ideal and real mixtures based on thermodynamic principles.
- Assess changes in the properties of gases, fluids and solids undergoing changes in temperature and volume.
- Interpret the underlying principles of phase equilibrium in binary and multi-component systems.
- Analyse the extent to which chemical reactions proceed, and determine the composition attained at equilibrium.
Tests/Laboratory: 40% and Examination (3 hours): 60%
Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component (tests and laboratory reports) and at least 45% in the final examination component and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.
3 hours lectures and 2 hours tutorials per week, plus one 4 hour laboratory during the semester. Approximately 7 hours of private study per week.
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