University Chemistry ›› 2015, Vol. 30 ›› Issue (1): 26-30.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX20150105

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Introduction of Calculus into Chemical Thermodynamics and Its Applications

Yin Zhenxing1, Lin Na2, Zhang Jun1, Kong Hui1   

  1. 1. School of Metallurgy Engineering, Anhui University of Technology, Maanshan 243002, Anhui, China;
    2. School of Materials Science and Engineering, Anhui University of Technology, Maanshan 243002, Anhui, China
  • Published:2015-02-25

Abstract:

This paper demonstrated the introduction of calculus into chemical thermodynamics. The mathematical characteristics of state functions of chemical thermodynamics were summarized, and some basic concepts were discussed in terms of their correlations. Finally, the applications of calculus fundamentals to chemical thermodynamics were illustrated by several practical examples.

Key words: Chemical thermodynamics, Calculus, State function of thermodynamics, Total differential

MSC2000: 

  • O642