Chapter 8. Mixtures and Solutions

  1. Maarten H. P. Ambaum

Published Online: 16 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470710364.ch8

Thermal Physics of the Atmosphere

Thermal Physics of the Atmosphere

How to Cite

Ambaum, M. H. P. (2010) Mixtures and Solutions, in Thermal Physics of the Atmosphere, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470710364.ch8

Author Information

  1. Department of Meteorology, University of Reading, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2010
  2. Published Print: 9 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470745151

Online ISBN: 9780470710364



  • mixtures and solutions;
  • water properties - presence of solutes in water;
  • chemical potentials - functions of pressure and temperature;
  • ideal gas mixtures and ideal solutions;
  • Raoult's law;
  • boiling and freezing of solutions


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Chemical potentials

  • Ideal gas mixtures and ideal solutions

  • Raoult's law revisited

  • Boiling and freezing of solutions

  • Problems