Interactive Self-Study Module: Thermodynamic Properties Phase Diagrams


This module uses screencasts and interactive simulations to explain various processes for a single component by using different phase diagrams. It then provides example problems and interactive simulations to allow the user to test themselves. Your retention of material in this module will increase if you write down reasons for your answers to ConcepTests, questions in screencasts, and questions to answer before using interactive simulations, and you try to solve the example problems before watching the screencast solutions. We suggest using the learning resources in the following order:

  1. Attempt to answer the multiple choice ConcepTests before watching the screencasts or working with the simulations.
  2. Watch the screencasts that describe the phase diagrams and answer the questions within the screencasts.
  3. Review important equations for thermodynamic properties phase diagrams.
  4. Use the interactive simulations to further understand the behavior of the phase diagrams.
  5. Try to solve the example problems before watching the solutions in the screencasts.
  6. Answer the ConcepTests.
  7. Look at the list of key points, but only after you try to list the key points yourself.
  •  This module is intended for a thermodynamics course.
Before studying this module, you should:
After studying this module, you should be able to:
  • Represent various processes (constant volume, constant pressure, constant enthalpy, constant entropy, constant temperature) for a single component on different phase diagrams.