Feb 09, 2023  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EB 3510 - Thermodynamics II

4 lecture hours 0 lab hours 4 credits
Course Description
This course surveys the use and application of classical and statistical thermodynamics to chemical, biochemical and biomolecular systems. It covers the application of the First and Second Laws of thermodynamics to living systems, solution thermodynamics, free energy and phase and reaction equilibriums are used to examine biomolecular reactions, energy conversion, binding, molecular thermodynamics (including an introduction to statistical thermodynamics). Examples and applications draw from chemical and biomolecular engineering examples. (prereq: EB 2510 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Understand solution thermodynamics, chemical and bio-reaction equilibria and phase equilibria and be able to use thermodynamic properties of fluids to solve problems
  • Gain a fundamental understanding of the thermodynamics principles and molecular thermodynamics and their relevance in the biomolecular world
  • Develop a fundamental understanding of concepts such as: entropy, enthalpy, free energy, internal energy, the conservation of energy, etc. and their relevance in biomolecular engineering
  • Identify problems, formulate solutions and solve using thermodynamic principles
  • Understand fundamental equations of state applied to intramolecular and intermolecular interactions
  • Apply fundamental thermodynamic relationships at the molecular level for such events as molecular cooperativity and binding

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Course Topics
  • Solution thermodynamics
  • Phase equilibria
  • Chemical reaction equilibria
  • Molecular thermodynamics
  • Introduction to statistical thermodynamics
  • Thermodynamic extremum principles to predict equilibria
  • Entropy and Boltzmann distribution
  • Driving forces and free energies
  • Intermolecular interactions
  • Binding

Dr. Serdar Ozturk

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