University of Colorado Boulder

Ideal Gases

This course is part of Statistical Thermodynamics Specialization

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John W. Daily

Instructor: John W. Daily

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  • Analyze the behavior of monatomic, diatomic, and polyatomic ideal gases under various conditions

  • Describe the distinction between pure ideal gases and ideal gas mixtures and their industrial applications

  • Identify the key components of the partition functions used to describe translational, rotational, vibrational, and electronic motion

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There are 3 modules in this course

Module 1 starts an exploration of systems for which intermolecular forces are not important. This is done by evaluating the appropriate partition functions for translational, rotational, vibrational and/or electronic motion. In this module we explore pure ideal gases including monatomic, diatomic and polyatomic species. We also explore literature sources of properties and empirical estimation methods.

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5 videos5 readings4 quizzes3 discussion prompts

In Module 2 we discuss both non-reacting and reacting ideal gas mixtures as both have many industrial applications. Computational methods for calculating equilibrium properties are introduced.

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3 videos3 readings3 discussion prompts

Interestingly, in addition to normal low density gases, photons and electrons in metals can be described as though they are ideal gases and so we discuss them.

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2 videos2 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt

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John W. Daily
University of Colorado Boulder
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