We discuss the nature of the chemical potential by considering some simple models and simulations. We then discuss the role of the chemical potential in understanding phase transitions with a focus on the van der Waals equation of state. We also discuss chemical reactions and the law of mass action.
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Keywords:Thermo & Stat Mech,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20090204193814083T,Clausius-Clapeyron equation,Higher Education,NSDL,Chemical Potential,Critical Point,chemical equilibrium,osp,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Phase Diagrams,Phase Transitions,Models,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Graduate/Professional,Undergraduate (Upper Division),Informal Education,Physics,demon algorithm,triple point,Ensembles
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