We shall recall very briefly the fundamentals of phenomenological thermodynamics, especially those parts regarding equilibria in heterogeneous systems. Doing this, we shall presume that the reader is already familiar with the basic notions taught in elementary courses. Our aim will be to focus attention on some results that will be useful for the problems treated in the next chapters.
KeywordsFree Energy Internal Energy State Function Heterogeneous System Surface Phase
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Further Reading on Thermodynamics
- E. A. Guggenheim, Thermodynamics ( North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1967 )Google Scholar
- R. Fowler and E. A. Guggenheim, Statistical Thermodynamics (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England, 1960 )Google Scholar
- E. A. Moelwyn-Hughes, Physical Chemistry ( Pergamon Press, Oxford, 1965 )Google Scholar
- J. W. Gibbs, The Scientific Papers, Vol. 1 ( Dover Publications, New York, 1961 )Google Scholar