Thermodynamics

9 October 2020

Isobaric, Isochoric and Isothermal processes for an ideal gas

Various processes for an ideal gas explained using the Physical Chemistry ebook. The clips are from classroom recordings, please excuse if the quality is not that great.
10 August 2020

The two ultimate questions of Thermodynamics

Understanding the laws of thermodynamics is paramount to understanding why chemical reactions proceed or not. Unfortunately, many times they seem detached or irrelevant when learning to […]
6 July 2020

Chemical Reactions; What? How much? How fast?

When dealing with chemical reactants, three important questions are usually asked. (1)    What product(s) can be made, (2)    How much can be made and (3)    How […]
6 July 2020

Phase equilibrium in a one-component system

The overall process of reaching phase equilibrium and the concepts associated with it can be very complex. Here’s where the laws of thermodynamics come into play. […]
18 June 2020

Nernst equation, solving it vs. pronouncing it

The last part of General Chemistry course in the Faculties of Engineering and Agricultural Sciences at my University is electrochemistry (covered by Chapter 8 of the […]
8 June 2020

May the Energy be with you! Yoda’s Law of Thermodynamics

Sci-fi authors often deal with a really big problem: how to obtain all the energy needed by spaceships to move? How can people obtain longer lives, […]
9 May 2020

Thermodynamics and pathological science.

Chemistry and Physics offer more than mere equations to the serious student. Even philosophical concepts can be derived from the thermodynamic laws. Can you believe it? […]
28 April 2020

A look at Systems, States and Equilibrium – Physical Chemistry ch 1.3

In order to understand the workings of a physical process or chemical reaction, a limited area of study must be isolated.  This area is usually described […]

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