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System : Specific part of universe in which thermodynamic observations are made.

Surroundings : Everything which surrounds the system.

 Types of the System

  • Open System : Exchange both matter and energy with the surroundings. For example : Reactants in an open test tube.
  • Closed System : Exchange energy but no matter with the surroundings. For example : Reactants in a closed vessel.
  • Isolated System : Neither exchange energy nor matter with the surroundings. For example : Reactants in a thermos flask. No system is perfectly isolated.  

Thermodynamic Processes :

  1.  Isothermal process : ∆T = 0
  2. Adiabatic process : ∆q = 0
  3. Isobaric process : ∆P = 0
  4. Isochoric process : ∆V = 0
  5. Cyclic process : ∆U = 0
  6. Reversible process : Process which proceeds infinitely slowly by a series of equilibrium steps.
  7. Irreversible process : Process which proceeds rapidly and the system does not have chance to achieve equilibrium.  

Extensive Properties : Properties which depend upon the quantity or size of matter present in the system. For example : mass, volume, internal energy, enthalpy, heat capacity, work etc

Intensive Properties : Properties which do not depend upon the quantity or size of matter present in the system. For example : temperature, density, pressure, surface tension, viscosity, refractive index, boiling point, melting point etc.  

State Functions : The variables of functions whose value depend only on the state of a system or they are path independent. For example : pressure (P), volume (V), temperature (T), enthalpy (H), free energy (G), internal energy (U), entropy (S), etc.  

Internal Energy (U) : It is the sum of all kind of energies possessed by the system.  

First Law of Thermodynamics : “The energy of an isolated system is constant.”

Mathematical Form : ∆U = q + w  

Sign Conventions for Heat (q) and Work (w) :

  • W = + ve, if work is done on system
  • W = – ve, if work is done by system
  • q = + ve, if heat is absorbed by the system
  • q = – ve, if heat is evolved by the system  

Work of Expansion/compression : w = – Pext (Vf — Vi )  

Work done in Isothermal Reversible Expansion of an Ideal Gas :

 wrev = – 2.303 nRT log Vf/Vi Or,

wrev = – 2.303 nRT log Pf/Pi   

Significance of ∆H and ∆U : ∆H = qp and ∆U = qv  

Relation between ∆H and ∆U

∆H = ∆U + (nl p – nr )RT for gaseous reaction.

  • ∆H = ∆U if (n p – nr ) is zero; e.g., H2(g) + I 2(g) → 2HI(g)
  • ∆H > ∆U if (n p – nr ) is positive; e.g., PC15(g) → PCl3(g) + C12(g)
  • ∆H < ∆U if (n p – nr ) is negative; e.g., N2(g) + 3H2(g) → 2NH3(g)  

Heat capacity (C) : Amount of heat required to raise the temperature ofl a substance by 1°C or 1 K.

q = C∆T

Specific heat capacity (Cs ) : Amount of heat required to raise the temperature of 1g of a substance by 1°C or 1K.

q = Cs × m × ∆T  

Molar Heat Capacity (Cm) : Amount of heat required to raise thel temperature of 1 mole of a substance by 1°C or 1K.

q = Cm × n × ∆T  

Standard State of a Substance : The standard state of a substance at a specified temperature is its, pure form at 1 bar.  

Standard Enthalpy of Formation (∆f Hθ )

Enthalpy change accompanying the formation of one mole of a substance from its constituent elements under standard condition of temperature (normally 298 K) and pressure (1 bar).

  • ∆f Hθ of an element in standard state is taken as zero.
  • Compounds with – ve value of ∆f Hθ are more stable than their constituents.
  •  ∆r H° = Σi ai ∆f Hθ (products) – Σi bi ∆f Hθ (reactants) : Where ‘a’ and ‘b’ are coefficients of products and reactants in balanced equation.  

Standard Enthalpy of Combustion (∆cHθ)

Enthalpy change  accompanying the complete combustion of one mole of a substance under standard conditions (298 K, 1 bar)  Hess’s Law of Constant Heat Summation : The total enthalpy changel of a reaction remains same whether it takes place in one step or in several steps.  

Bond Dissociation Enthalpy : Enthalpy change when one mole of a gaseous covalent bond is broken to form products in gas phase. For example : Cl2(g) → 2Cl(g); ∆Cl-Cl Hθ = 242k/mol–1.

  • For diatomic gaseous molecules; Bond enthalpy = Bond dissociation Enthalpy = Atomization Enthalpy.
  • For Polyatomic gaseous molecules; Bond Enthalpy = Average of the bond dissociation enthalpies of the bonds of the same type.  ∆rl Hθ = Σ∆bondHθ (Reactants) –– Σ∆bondHθ (Products).  

Spontaneous Reaction : A reaction which can take place either of its ownl or under some initiation.

Entropy (S) : It is measure of degree of randomness or disorder of a system.

 ∆S sys = (qrev)sys/∆T = (∆H)sys/∆T Unit of Entropy = JK–1 mol–1  

Second Law of Thermodynamics : For all the spontaneous processesl totally entropy change must be positive.

∆Stotal = ∆S sys + ∆Ssurr > 0  

Gibbs Helmholtz Equation for determination of Spontaneity :

∆G = ∆H – T∆S

(i) If ∆G = – ve, the process is spontaneous

(ii) If ∆G = + ve, the process is non-spontaneous

(iii) If ∆G = 0, the process is in equilibrium  Relation between Gibbs Energy Change and Equilibrium Constant:l ∆Gθ = – 2.303 RT log Kc .  

Third law of thermodynamic : The entropy of a perfectly crystalline solid at absolute zero (0 K) is taken to be zero.

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