Joe is originally from Elk Grove, CA, a town just south of Sacramento. After two semesters at BYU, he spent two years on an LDS mission in Japan. Eventually, he earned a BS in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Mathematics from BYU in April 2013. His research interests include thermodynamics and energy engineering. He enjoys playing racquetball and ultimate, as well as piano, organ, and guitar. His favorite way to spend time is hanging out with his wife and daughter.
Vapor pressure, heat of vaporization, liquid heat capacity, and ideal gas heat capacity are properties commonly used in process design and control. They can be both experimentally measured and calculated from each other through thermodynamic relations, such as the Clapeyron equation. Using both primary experimental data and thermodynamic equations, the most effective temperature-dependent correlation form can be determined for each compound. These compounds, and subsequent curve shapes, will give insight into the influence of functional groups on these thermodynamic properties.