TP: Thermodynamic Properties

Thermodynamic Properties

We will distinguish between the properties of a material in several different ways:

Definition:

Measured properties are properties that are directly accessible in the laboratory. Examples include: temperature, pressure, volume

Definition:

Fundamental properties are properties that are directly related to the fundamental laws of thermodynamics. These are internal energy and entropy (both will be discussed later).

Definition:

Derived properties are specific relations that include combinations of measured and derived properties. Examples include enthalpy, Gibbs free energy.

Note:

Both fundamental and derived properties are unmeasurable