I understand thermodynamics in a physicsy way - at the level of Callen's Thermodynamics. However, my chemical thermodynamics is quite rusty: concepts like fugacity and activity coefficients are only vaguely familiar from undergrad courses.

I'm looking for a well written, rigorous and succinct guide to advanced chemical thermodynamics - at the level where I can read papers on ENRTL equations of state, or understand Pitzer models fully. If it is geared towards chemical engineers (like myself) that would be a bonus.

Basically, I consider Callen's book a classic, and wonder if there's anything that good within chemical thermodynamics.

Does such a book exist? Thanks


I would suggest:

1) Introduction to Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics by Smith, Van Ness, and Abbott;

2) Chemical, Biochemical, and Engineering Thermodynamics by Sandler; and

3) This is more suitable for advanced reading or for a graduate student: Thermodynamics and Its Applications by Tester and Modell.


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