After having finished the course the student is able to treat thermodynamic problems in physical chemistry at an advanced level in a quantitative and perceptive way, involving
- the use of Maxwell relations
- the construction and interpretation of phase diagrams
- the use of Gibbs' phase rule
- the activities in non-ideal mixtures and electrolytes
- surface free energies between phases
- Boltzmann statistics
Thermodynamics is built on two phenomenological perceptions, the first law and the second law describing the conditions for spontaneous processes.
In the course Thermodynamics these laws were treated together with a few basic applications.
In the course Thermodynamics 2 this basic perception is deepened and applied to more complex systems.