Lecture Notes

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MB = Prof. Moungi Bawendi
KHS = Prof. Kimberly Hamad-Schifferli
LGG = Prof. Linda G. Griffith

1 Introduction to Thermo; 0th Law; Temperature; Work; Heat (PDF) MB
2 State Functions, 1st Law, Paths (PDF) MB
3 Joule and Joule-Thompson; Heat Capacity (PDF) MB
4 Reversible and Irreversible Processes (PDF) MB
5 Thermochemistry (PDF) MB
6 2nd Law; Entropy (Boltzmann and Clausius) (PDF) MB
7 ΔS for Reversible and Irreversible Processes (PDF) MB
8 Equilibrium; Maxwell Relations; Free Energy (PDF) MB
9 Chemical Potential; Phase Equilibrium (PDF) MB
10 Chemical Equilibrium; Equilibrium Constant (PDF) MB
11 Standard States; Gibbs-Duhem (PDF) MB
12 ΔG0= -RTlnK; Example (PDF) MB
Hour Exam 1
13 Boltzmann Distribution (PDF)# KHS
14 Thermo and Boltzmann Distribution (PDF)# KHS
15 Occupation of States (PDF)# KHS
16 Third Law (PDF)# KHS
17 Phase Equilibria, Single Component (PDF)# KHS
18 Phase Equilibria II; Clausius Clapeyron (PDF)# KHS
19 Regular Solutions; Mixing Energy; Mean Fields KHS
20 Nonideal Solutions KHS
21 Solvation; Colligative Properties (PDF)# LGG
Hour Exam 2
22 Osmotic Pressure and Phase Partitioning (PDF)# LGG
23 Surface Tension (PDF)# LGG
24 Polymer 1 - Freely Jointed Chain (PDF)# LGG
25 Polymer 2 - Chain Conformation (PDF)# LGG
26 Polymer 3 - Rubber Elasticity (PDF - 2.2 MB)# LGG
27 Electrolyte Solutions (PDF)# LGG
28 Electrolytes at Interfaces; Debye Length (PDF)# LGG
29 Titration of Polyelectrolytes (PDF)# LGG
30 Thermodynamics of DNA Hybridization (PDF - 1.5 MB)# LGG
31 Cooperativity (PDF)# KHS
Hour Exam 3
32 Cooperativity, Part 2 KHS
33 Cooperativity, Part 3 KHS
34 Driving Forces for Self-Assembly KHS
35 Special Topic (Coarse Grain/Monte Carlo Model)
36 Course Review and Evaluations