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4 Credits
Available Fall term
Lecture Only

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William Warnes
303E Dearborn Hall

Course Description

Thermodynamics of solutions and phase equilibrium. Phase diagrams and invariant reactions. Order and disorder in solutions. Applications to advanced materials development.


  • Single component phase transitions
  • Equilibrium in multiple component solutions
  • Thermodynamics of phase diagrams
  • Oxidation processes

Learning Outcomes

The student, upon successful completion of this course, will be able to:

  1. Apply the thermodynamics of single component solutions as a function of temperature to problems of defect concentrations.
  2. Apply the concepts of configurational and thermal entropy to calculate the entropy of real systems.
  3. Apply thermodynamics to phase changes such as solidification and allotropies in one component systems.
  4. Readily describe the concepts of ideal, regular, and non-regular solutions.
  5. Apply solution models to qualitatively predict binary phase diagrams and distinguish between different types of phase diagrams.