|Module code||NPT 220|
|Faculty||Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology|
The first, second and third laws of thermodynamics, enthalpy and heat capacity. The criteria for equilibrium, Gibbs free energy, chemical potential, partial molar Gibbs free energy, activity, activity coefficient and the equilibrium constant. Solution thermodynamics of ideal and non-ideal solutions, as well as solution models. Ellingham, Kellogg and Pourbaix diagrams. The thermodynamic principles are applied to metallurgical processes. Applications also include stoichiometry and mass balance problems, as well as the calculation of energy balances.
|Prerequisites||(CHM 171) or (CHM 172)|
|Contact time||2 tutorials per week, 4 lectures per week|
|Language of tuition||English|
|Academic organisation||Materials Science and Metallur|
|Period of presentation||Semester 2|
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