Course Code: EST 205

Course Title: Principles of Thermodynamics and Chemical Kinetics

Weekly Class and Application Hours:3-0

Short Course Description: Basic problems of thermodynamics, systems and equilibrium. Ideal and real gasses.

First law of thermodynamics and internal energy. Second law of thermodynamics, entropy and reversibility of reactions. Third law of thermodynamics. Thermodynamic equations, chemical potential. Phase transitions, equilibrium. Mixtures, phase diagrams, phases law.

Textbook and Supplementary Books::

  1. Thermodynamics and Kinetics for the Biological Sciences by Gordon G. Hammes Wiley-Interscience: New York, 2000.

Course Assessment:

  • Class Participation 10%,

  • Mid-term Examination 30%,

  • Assignments 10%,

  • Final Examination 50%,

Attendance 95%compulsory