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ERIC Number: EJ1199889
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Dec
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Using the Principles of Classical and Statistical Thermodynamics to Calculate the Melting and Boiling Points, Enthalpies and Entropies of Fusion and Vaporization of Water, and the Freezing Point Depression and Boiling Point Elevation of Ideal and Nonideal Aqueous Solutions
Halpern, Arthur M.; Marzzacco, Charles J.
Journal of Chemical Education, v95 n12 p2205-2211 Dec 2018
A spreadsheet-based project is presented that is designed to enhance and expand student understanding of phase transition properties of pure water and ideal and nonideal (electrolyte) aqueous solutions. Using fundamental principles of classical and statistical thermodynamics, students calculate the melting and boiling points, the enthalpies and entropies of fusion and vaporization of pure water, and the freezing point depression and boiling point elevation of ideal and nonideal aqueous solutions. The results of the calculations are in good agreement with literature values. Complete details are provided in the Supporting Information.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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