Gibbs–Helmholtz equation

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

Definition of Gibbs–Helmholtz equation

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of 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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