Chapter 6. Thermodynamic Values and Thermodynamic Equilibria

  1. Boris M. Smirnov

Published Online: 12 JAN 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527608089.ch6

Principles of Statistical Physics: Distributions, Structures, Phenomena, Kinetics of Atomic Systems

Principles of Statistical Physics: Distributions, Structures, Phenomena, Kinetics of Atomic Systems

How to Cite

Smirnov, B. M. (2006) Thermodynamic Values and Thermodynamic Equilibria, in Principles of Statistical Physics: Distributions, Structures, Phenomena, Kinetics of Atomic Systems, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527608089.ch6

Author Information

  1. Institute for High Temperatures, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 JAN 2007
  2. Published Print: 20 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527406135

Online ISBN: 9783527608089

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Keywords:

  • statistical physics;
  • equilibrium of atomic systems;
  • excitation of atomic systems;
  • thermodynamic values;
  • thermodynamic equilibria;
  • entropy;
  • first law of thermodynamics;
  • Joule–Thomson process;
  • expansion of gases;
  • Carnot Cycle;
  • second law of thermodynamics;
  • thermodynamic potentials;
  • heat capacities;
  • chemical potential;
  • chemical equilibrium

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Entropy as a Thermodynamic Parameter

  • First Law of Thermodynamics

  • Joule–Thomson Process

  • Expansion of Gases

  • Carnot Cycle

  • Entropy of an Ideal Gas

  • Second Law of Thermodynamics

  • Thermodynamic Potentials

  • Heat Capacities

  • Equilibrium Conditions

  • Chemical Potential

  • Chemical Equilibrium