Thermodynamics and Kinetics

Course Description

This course deals primarily with equilibrium properties of macroscopic systems, basic thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium of reactions in gas and solution phase, and rates of chemical reactions.

The original name of this MIT course is 5.60 Thermodynamics & Kinetics.

Copyright Information

Robert A. Alberty, Carl W. Garland, Irwin Oppenheim, John S. Waugh, Moungi Bawendi, John M. Deutch, Robert W. Field, Robert G. Griffin, Keith A. Nelson, Robert J. Silbey, Jeffrey I. Steinfeld, Bruce Tidor, James L. Kinsey, Philip W. Phillips; 5.60 Thermodynamics & Kinetics, Spring 2008. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), (Accessed December 12, 2009). License: Creative commons BY-NC-SA
Thermodynamics and Kinetics

Interaction between a reversible engine (A) and a reversible ideal gas Carnot cycle (B). (Illustration courtesy of MIT OpenCourseWare.)
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Video Lectures & Study Materials

# Lecture Play Lecture
1 State of a System, 0th Law, Equation of State (46:46) Play Video
2 Work, Heat, First Law (50:43) Play Video
3 Internal Energy, Expansion Work (52:08) Play Video
4 Enthalpy (54:37) Play Video
5 Adiabatic Changes (49:22) Play Video
6 Thermochemistry (52:21) Play Video
7 Calorimetry (54:39) Play Video
8 Second Law (49:44) Play Video
9 Entropy and the Clausius Inequality (50:07) Play Video
10 Entropy and Irreversibility (52:45) Play Video
11 Fundamental Equation, Absolute S, Third Law (51:47) Play Video
12 Criteria for Spontaneous Change (48:13) Play Video
13 Gibbs Free Energy (49:50) Play Video
14 Multicomponent Systems, Chemical Potential (47:04) Play Video
15 Chemical Equilibrium (51:21) Play Video
16 Temperature, Pressure and Kp (51:55) Play Video
17 Equilibrium: Application to Drug Design (32:01) Play Video
18 Phase Equilibria - One Component (50:34) Play Video
19 Clausius-Clapeyron Equation (50:17) Play Video
20 Phase Equilibria - Two Components (49:40) Play Video
21 Ideal Solutions (50:14) Play Video
22 Non-Ideal Solutions (51:22) Play Video
23 Colligative Properties (51:08) Play Video
24 Introduction to Statistical Mechanics (52:16) Play Video
25 Partition Function (q) - Large N Limit (51:29) Play Video
26 Partition Function (Q) - Many Particles (51:27) Play Video
27 Statistical Mechanics and Discrete Energy Levels (52:11) Play Video
28 Model Systems (51:29) Play Video
29 Applications: Chemical and Phase Equilibria (51:31) Play Video
30 Introduction to Reaction Kinetics (50:39) Play Video
31 Complex Reactions and Mechanisms (45:19) Play Video
32 Steady-State and Equilibrium Approximations (50:48) Play Video
33 Chain Reactions (50:45) Play Video
34 Temperature Dependence, Ea, Catalysis (45:46) Play Video
35 Enzyme Catalysis (50:38) Play Video
36 Autocatalysis and Oscillators (40:09) Play Video


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