Wilhoit, Randolph C. Thermodynamics Research Center, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.
- Thermodynamic principles
- Calorimetric measurements
- Units and symbols
- Sources of data
- Heating values
- Links to Primary Literature
- Additional Readings
A branch of physical chemistry concerned with the absorption or evolution of heat that accompanies chemical reactions. Closely related topics are the latent heat associated with a change in phase (crystal, liquid, gas), the chemical composition of reacting systems at equilibrium, and the electrical potentials of galvanic cells. Thermodynamics provides the link among these phenomena.
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