Applying Maxwell Relations to Experiments


For this lesson, students should:

  • Know what a state function is and what makes it a state function.
  • Know the first and second thermodynamic laws as well as the thermodynamic identity.
  • Be comfortable with manipulating mixed partial derivatives.
  • Understand the symmetry of mixed partials.

In-class Content

Homework for Energy and Entropy

  1. (IsothermalAdiabaticCompressibility) What goes here?

  2. (NonIdealGas) What goes here?

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