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Unformatted text preview: Summary of last lecture BE Condensation Electrons in metals: Strongly degenerate FD gas Chemistry 161: Statistical Thermodynamics
Lecture 20 Non-Ideal Gases, Liquids etc
Reading: Reif, Ch 10.4,5 McQuarrie Ch12.1-3 Key Concepts and Lessons: a) Interactions between particles and their thermodynamic consequences b) Van-der-Waals Extrapolation equation The party is over: We've exhausted interesting problems where particles could be treated as non-interacting
Our first aim is to thread carefully - consider an (almost) ideal system and develop an expansion in density to account for interactions between particles. Then we will see how that can be generalized to denser systems to explore really cool phenomena such as liquid-vapor phase transitions etc. Now...
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2010 for the course CHEM 161 taught by Professor Shaklovich during the Spring '10 term at Harvard.
- Spring '10