Gibbs-Helmholtz equation


Gibbs-Helm·​holtz 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

Word History


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

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