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This unit provides the foundational thermodynamic knowledge needed for advanced units in the Chemical Engineering program and the thermodynamics required for the Masters of Renewable and Future Energy. It covers the following key content—first and second laws of thermodynamics, thermodynamic cycles, ideal gasses, equations of state of real gases; fundamental thermodynamic relations; determination of change in thermodynamic properties, criteria for phase and chemical equilibria; partial molar quantities, fugacity, phase equilibria and phase diagrams in multi-component systems; and chemical reaction equilibria.
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Semester 1 UWA (Perth) Face to face
Students are able to (1) identify how thermodynamic cycles can be used for production of work from energy and their use as a basis for refrigeration systems; (2) use equations of state for real gases to obtain relevant thermodynamic state properties; (3) relate measured, fundamental and derived thermodynamic properties and construct hypothetical paths to calculate the change in a desired thermodynamic property between two states; (4) determine the thermodynamic properties of species in mixtures and the criteria that govern the phase equilibrium and chemical reaction equilibrium; (5) apply phase equilibrium analyses to calculate how species distribute among phases that are coexisting; and (6) make use of equilibrium analyses to determine the extent to which product syntheses are favoured in a particular chemical reaction given specific chemical compositional constraints.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) quizzes; (2) assignments; and (3) a final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Professor Zach Aman
- Unit rules
- Course Enrolment in
or completion of 18 points of the Level 1
and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific MJD-ENGSC Engineering Science major, including ENSC2002 Energy
or CHEM1002 Chemistry—Structure and Reactivity
- CHPR2006 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
- Advisable prior study
- CHEM1002 Chemistry—Structure and Reactivity
- Contact hours
- lectures: 3 hours per week
practical classes: 2 hours per week
Introduction to Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
By J.M. Smith and Hendrick Van Ness and Michael Abbott and Mark Swihart
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NO campus face-to-face attendance. All study and assessment requirements are online only. Unit includes some timetabled activities, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times. In exceptional cases (noted in the Handbook) students may be required to participate in face-to-face laboratory classes when a return to UWA’s Crawley campus becomes possible in order to be awarded a final grade.
No attendance or regular contact is required, and all study requirements are completed either via correspondence and/or online submission.
Regular attendance is not required, but student attends the institution face to face on an agreed schedule for purposes of supervision and/or instruction.
Multiple modes of delivery. Unit includes a mix of online and on-campus study requirements. On campus attendance for some activities is required to complete this unit.