CHME 302. Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II

1. Course number and name

CHME 302. Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II 

2. Credits and contact hours

2 credit hours = 30 contact hours per semester

3. Instructor’s or course coordinator’s name

Dr. Hongmei Luo

4. Text book, title, author, and year

Dahm, Kevin D. & Visco, Donald P., Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics, 1st edition, Cengage Learning, 2015, ISBN 1-111-58070-7.

a. other supplemental materials

Sandler, Stanley I., Chemical, Biochemical, and Engineering Thermodynamics, 4th edition, John Wiley and Sons, 1999, ISBN# 0-471-66174-0.

5. Specific course information

a. catalog description:  Continuation of CHME 301. Applications of the First Law and the Second Law to chemical process system, especially phase equilibria in mixtures and the behavior of real fluids. Chemical engineering majors must earn C or better in this course.

b. prerequisites: CHME 301 and MATH 392 co-requisites: none

c. required, elective, or selected elective (as per Table 5-1): required

6. Specific goals for the course

a. The student will be able…

  • State the conditions of equilibrium for multiphase systems;
  • Understand and apply fugacity to phase equilibria problems;
  • Compute the vapor pressure for single-component multiphase systems;
  • Apply partial molar quantities to compute mixture properties;
  • Know and apply models for excess Gibbs free energy in nonideal mixtures;
  • Construct binary phase diagrams for multiple phase systems correcting for nonideal behavior using fugacity coefficients and activity coefficients;
  • Perform calculations for vapor-liquid equilibrium; and
  • Determine the equilibrium composition for a reacting system given the reaction stoichiometry, temperature and pressure.

b. Criterion 3 Student Outcomes specifically addressed by this course are found in a mapping of outcomes against all CHME courses in the curriculum.

7. Brief list of topics to be covered

  • Thermodynamics of multicomponent mixtures
  • Estimation of Gibbs free energy and fugacity of components in mixtures including activity coefficient models
  • Multiphase equilibrium in mixtures (vapor-liquid, liquid-liquid, vapor-liquid-liquid, solid-liquid equilibrium)
  • Phase equilibrium in systems including solids
  • Chemical reaction equilibrium

Common Syllabus Addendum

The NMSU Department of Chemical Engineering maintains a syllabus addendum containing course requirements common to all courses with the CH E prefix online.  This document is accessible from the URL: http://chme.nmsu.edu/academics/syllabi/chme-common-syllabus-addendum/