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Thermodynamics by Prasanna Kumar

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Chapter 10

Properties of Pure Substances

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  • To understand the concept of a pure substance
  • To explain the phase change phenomenon of a pure substance
  • To represent phase change processes on property diagrams
  • To know the importance of Mollier diagram and use it for numerical evaluation
  • To derive the relevant equations for vapour processes
  • To know the methods of measuring steam quality
  • To understand the molecular basis of solids, liquids, and gases

10.1 Introduction

Thermodynamic analysis is based on reversible processes, equilibrium conditions and pure substances. In the previous chapters, we have dealt with the first two. In this chapter, we consider in detail the properties of pure substances. The importance of pure substances ...

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