314: Thermodynamics of Materials

Classical and statistical thermodynamics; entropy and energy functions in liquid and solid solutions, and their applications to phase equilibria. Lectures, problem solving. Materials science and engineering degree candidates may not take this course for credit with or after CHEM 342 1. (new stuff)
At the conclusion of the course students will be able to:
  1. articulate the fundamental laws of thermodynamics and use them in basic problem solving.
  2. discriminate between classical and statistical approaches.
  3. describe the thermal behavior of solid materials, including phase transitions.
  4. use thermodynamics to describe order-disorder transformations in materials .
  5. apply solution thermodynamics for describing liquid and solid solution behavior.