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Modern Thermodynamics for Chemists and Biochemists$
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Dennis Sherwood and Paul Dalby

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780198782957

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198782957.001.0001

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Systems and states

Systems and states

(p.3) 1 Systems and states
Modern Thermodynamics for Chemists and Biochemists

Dennis Sherwood

Paul Dalby

Oxford University Press

An introduction to thermodynamics, its scope, applications and importance. Definition and exploration of key terms such as system, state, surroundings, boundary, intensive state function, extensive state function, and change in state. Definition of a key intensive state function, pressure. Introduction of the concept of an equation-of-state, with Boyle’s law as an example. Introduction to the ideal gas. Molecular interpretation of pressure.

Keywords:   thermodynamics, system, surroundings, boundary, state function, intensive function, extensive function, ideal system, pressure, Boyle’s Law

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