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Gibbs function

noun
the thermodynamic function of a system that is equal to its enthalpy minus the product of its absolute temperture and entropy: a decrease in the function is equal to the maximum amount of work available exclusive of that due to pressure times volume change during a reversible, isothermal, isobaric process.
Also called Gibbs free energy, thermodynamic potential.


Origin:
named after J. W. Gibbs

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Gibbs function (ɡɪbz)
 
n
Compare Helmholtz function G, F, Gibbs free energy, Also called: free enthalpy a thermodynamic property of a system equal to the difference between its enthalpy and the product of its temperature and its entropy. It is usually measured in joules
 
[C19: named after Josiah Willard Gibbs (1839--1903), US physicist and mathematician]

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