Credits: 5

Schedule: 10.09.2018 - 10.12.2018

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Henrik Holmberg

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Students understand theories of thermodynamic state functions and chemical equilibrium.

Students are able to apply these fundamental theories to practical problems related to energy technology.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Thermodynamic state functions

Theory of chemical equilibrium

Thermodynamics of humid air

Properties of real gases and the law of corresponding states

Application of theories to energy technology (e.g. electrochemical cells and fuel cells) 

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Execution: Lectures + Calculation Exercises + Computer Exercise with HSC software

Assessment methods and criteria: Exam + Calculation exercises + Computer exercise. The only requirement to pass the course is to get 9/24 points in the exam. You can get extra ponts by returning calculation and computer exercises. These points are taken into account since you have passed the exam.


Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures 24h (1x2h)

Exercises 22h (1x2h)

Individual studying 89h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Course compendiums + other additional materials

Books: Engel Thomas, Reid Philip. Physical Chemistry. Or 

Engel Thomas, Reid Philip.Thermodynamics, Statistical Thermodynamics, & Kinetics.


Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Ene-39.3004, Kemiallinen termodynamiikka

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The first and the second law of thermodynamics, ideal gas equation as well as energy and mass balance of stationary flow system.


Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 



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