Thermodynamic Properties Phase Diagrams: Summary

The answers to the ConcepTests are given below and will open in a separate window. 
Key points from this module:
  • The examples in this module are for water, but similar behavior is observed for other molecules.
  • Selecting the appropriate phase diagram can make understanding of behavior of single-component systems easier.
From studying this module, you should now be able to:
  • Represent various processes (constant volume, constant pressure, constant enthalpy, constant entropy, constant temperature) for a single component on different phase diagrams.


Prepared by John L. Falconer, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder