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free energy

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Definition of free energy in English:

noun

[mass noun] Physics
A thermodynamic quantity equivalent to the capacity of a system to do work. See also Gibbs free energy.
Example sentences
  • The origin of the cell voltage is then the difference in free energy between Li + ions in the crystal structures of the two electrode materials.
  • Therefore, a thermodynamic analysis of denaturation free energy change can be used.
  • Thus the calculated electrostatic free energy corresponds to the work required to push the test ion into the channel.

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