Gibbs-Helmholtz equation

Gibbs-Helm·​holtz equation | \ ˈgibzˈhel|mˌhōlts-, -ˈheu̇| \

Definition of Gibbs-Helmholtz equation

: an equation in thermodynamics that is applicable to reversible isobaric chemical processes: the difference between the change in free energy and the heat of reaction equals the product of the absolute temperature and the rate of change of free energy with temperature

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History and Etymology for Gibbs-Helmholtz equation

after Josiah Willard Gibbs †1903 American mathematician and physicist and Hermann L. F. von Helmholtz †1894 German scientist

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“Gibbs-Helmholtz equation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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