chemical potential

noun Thermodynamics.
a quantity that determines the transport of matter from one phase to another: a component will flow from one phase to another when the chemical potential of the component is greater in the first phase than in the second.
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chemical potential
 
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μ a thermodynamic function of a substance in a system that is the partial differential of the Gibbs function of the system with respect to the number of moles of the substance

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The quest to activate methane's chemical potential has left a path of unrequited chemists.
Rather, they are generated by chemical potential differences.
The values obtained indicate that the number of occupied cavities has a significant effect on the chemical potential of water.
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