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This collection is based on MIT OCW Course 5.60 offered in Spring 2008. Instructors : Moungi Bawendi, Keith Nelson.This subject deals primarily with equilibrium properties of macroscopic systems, basic thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium of reactions in gas and solution phase, and rates of chemical reactions.Topics covered include State of a system, 0th law, equation of state, Work, heat, first law, Internal energy, expansion work, Enthalpy, Adiabatic changes, Thermochemistry, Calorimetry, Second law, Entropy and the Clausius inequality, Entropy and irreversibility, Fundamental equation, absolute S, third law, Criteria for spontaneous change, Gibbs free energy, Multicomponent systems, chemical potential, Chemical equilibrium, Temperature, pressure and Kp, Equilibrium: application to drug design,Phase equilibria - one component, Clausius-Clapeyron equation, Phase equilibria - two components, Ideal solutions, Non-ideal solutions, Colligative properties, Introduction to statistical mechanics, Partition function (q) - large N limit, Partition function (Q) - many particles, Statistical mechanics and discrete energy levels, Model systems, Applications: chemical and phase equilibria, Introduction to reaction kinetics, Complex reactions and mechanisms, Steady-state and equilibrium approximations, Chain reactions, Temperature dependence, Ea, catalysis, Enzyme catalysis, Autocatalysis and oscillators.


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