Share this entry

Share this page

Gibbs free energy

División en sílabas: Gibbs free en·er·gy

Definición de Gibbs free energy en inglés:

sustantivo

Chemistry
A thermodynamic quantity equal to the enthalpy (of a system or process) minus the product of the entropy and the absolute temperature. (Symbol: G)
Example sentences
  • The change in Gibbs free energy equals the enthalpy change for the reaction minus the product of the absolute temperature and the change in entropy for the reaction.
  • In an equilibrium situation (ice and water at 0 degrees Celsius, or salt and a saturated brine) the Gibbs free energy of both components is equal, and nothing (no melting, freezing, dissolving etc.) happens.
  • The amount of mechanical work that can be performed in these states is equal to the change in the Gibbs free energy that occurs in them.

Origen

named after J. W. Gibbs (see Gibbs, Josiah Willard).

Definición de Gibbs free energy en:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día snarf
Pronunciación: snɑːf
verb
eat or drink quickly or greedily