The Properties of Gases and Liquids

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Updating their hefty reference approximately every decade since 1958, chemical engineers Poling (U. of Toledo), John M. Prausnitz (U. of California-Berkeley), and John P. O'Connell (U. of Virginia) describe and critically review various estimation procedures for a limited number of properties of gases and liquids. Among those properties are critical and other pure component properties; pressure-volume- temperature relationships and thermodynamic properties of pure components and mixtures; vapor pressures and phase-change enthalpies; standard enthalpies of formation; standard Gibbs energy of formation; heat capacity; surface tension; viscosity; thermal conductivity; diffusion coefficients; and phase equilibria. They compare most of the estimated properties to experimental findings to indicate reliability, and illustrate most methods with examples.

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Latest Estimation Methods and Property Values *Validated databank *Tested estimation methods *Pure substances and mixtures *Thermodynamics, phase equilibria, and more *Fully worked examples *Instantly usable information Bridge the gap between theory and practice with this expert guide. You’ll reap the time-saving, mistake-avoiding benefits already enjoyed by thousands of chemical and process design engineers, research scientists, and educators. Trusted, irreplaceable, and expert-authored, this is the only book that includes a critical analysis of existing methods as well as hands-on practical recommendations.

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Bruce E. Poling is professor of chemical engineering and associate dean of engineering at the University of Toledo (Ohio). He has taught and conducted research for over 30 years in the areas of thermodynamics, physical properties, and process design.John M. Prausnitz is professor of chemical engineering at the University of California at Berkeley. He has extensive physical property experience as a consultant on petroleum, natural gas, petrochemical, cryogenic, and polymeric processes. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering.John P. O'Connell is the Harry Douglas Forsythe Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Virginia. He has 35 years of experience in teaching, research, and consulting in physical properties and process design.

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