Phase Transformations

Chemical Thermodynamics Set – Volume 5

Phase Transformations

Michel Soustelle, Ecole des Mines, Saint-Etienne, France

ISBN : 9781848218680

Publication Date : April 2016

Hardcover 248 pp

95.00 USD



This book is part of a set of books which offers advanced students successive characterization tool phases, the study of all types of phase (liquid, gas and solid, pure or multi-component), process engineering, chemical and electrochemical equilibria, and the properties of surfaces and phases of small sizes. Macroscopic and microscopic models are in turn covered with a constant correlation between the two scales. Particular attention has been given to the rigor of mathematical developments.

This fifth volume is devoted to the study of transformations and equilibria between phases. First- and second-order pure phase transformations are presented in detail, just as with the macroscopic and microscopic approaches of phase equilibria.

In the presentation of binary systems, the thermodynamics of azeotropy and demixing are discussed in detail and applied to strictly-regular solutions. Eutectic and peritectic points are examined, as well as the reactions that go with them. The study of ternary systems then introduces the concepts of ternary azeotropes and eutectics. For each type of solid-liquid system, the interventions of definite compounds with or without congruent melting are taken into account. The particular properties of the different notable points of a diagram are also demonstrated.


1. Phase Transformations of Pure Substances.
2. Properties of Equilibria Between Binary Phases.
3. Equilibria Between Binary Condensed Phases.
4. Equilibria Between Binary Fluid Phases.
5. Equilibria Between Ternary Fluid Phases.
6. Equilibria Between Condensed Ternary Fluid Phases.

About the authors/editors

Michel Soustelle is a chemical engineer and Emeritus Professor at Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne in France. He taught chemical kinetics from postgraduate to Master degree level while also carrying out research in this topic

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