5.60 Thermodynamics and Kinetics

Class Info

Equilibrium properties of macroscopic systems. Basic thermodynamics: state of a system, state variables. Work, heat, first law of thermodynamics, thermochemistry. Second and third law of thermodynamics: entropy and free energy, including the molecular basis for these thermodynamic functions. Phase equilibrium and properties of solutions. Chemical equilibrium of reactions in gas and solution phases. Rates of chemical reactions. Special attention to thermodynamics related to global energy issues. Meets with 5.601 first half of term and 5.602 second half of term. Credit cannot also be received for 5.601 or 5.602.

This class has 18.02, 3.091, and 5.111 as prerequisites.

5.60 will be offered this semester (Spring 2019). It is instructed by M. Bawendi, A. Shalek, T. Van Voorhis and B. Zhang.

Lecture occurs 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in 4-370.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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