total heat

noun, Thermodynamics
1.

enthalpy

[en-thal-pee, en-thal-] /ˈɛn θæl pi, ɛnˈθæl-/
noun, plural enthalpies. Thermodynamics
1.
a quantity associated with a thermodynamic system, expressed as the internal energy of a system plus the product of the pressure and volume of the system, having the property that during an isobaric process, the change in the quantity is equal to the heat transferred during the process. Symbol: H.
Also called heat content, total heat.
Origin of enthalpy
1925-1930
1925-30; < Greek enthálp(ein) to warm in (en- en-2 + thálpein to warm) + -y3
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• The total heat developed by an ounce of zinc through its union with oxygen in the battery is also absolutely invariable.

John Tyndall
• The second is the actual heat efficiency, or the ratio of the heat turned into work to the total heat received by the engine.

Victor Wilfred Pag
• From this it is clear that the larger proportion of total heat of the body is supplied by the muscles.

• The quantity actually observed by Rowland was the total heat.

• (b) When the resulting ice melts, is the total heat change the same or different from that of freezing?

William McPherson
• Fully four-fifths of the total heat are used up in this molecular work, only one-fifth remaining to warm the battery.

John Tyndall
• The total expenditure of heat of a man at rest must be equal to the total heat of combustion.

Ernst Mach
• Minimum thermal conductance occurs when total heat transfer through these layers is reduced to its lowest possible rate.

• His next step was the discovery of the total heat of steam, and that this remains practically constant at all pressures.

Andrew Carnegie
• The total heat of the steam remains nearly constant, whatever be the temperature at which the vaporization occurred.

British Dictionary definitions for total heat

total heat

noun
1.
another term for enthalpy

enthalpy

/ˈɛnθəlpɪ; ɛnˈθæl-/
noun
1.
a thermodynamic property of a system equal to the sum of its internal energy and the product of its pressure and volume H Also called heat content, total heat
Word Origin
C20: from Greek enthalpein to warm in, from en-² + thalpein to warm
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Word Origin and History for total heat

enthalpy

n.

1927, from Greek enthalpein "to warm in," from en "in" (see en- (2)) + thalpein "to heat."

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total heat in Medicine

enthalpy en·thal·py (ěn'thāl'pē, ěn-thāl'-)
n.
A thermodynamic function of a system, equivalent to the sum of the internal energy of the system plus the product of its volume multiplied by the pressure exerted on it by its surroundings.

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total heat in Science
 enthalpy   (ěn'thāl'pē)    A partial measure of the internal energy of a system. Enthalpy cannot be directly measured, but changes in it can be. If an outside pressure on a system is held constant, a change in enthalpy entails a change in the system's internal energy, plus a change in the system's volume (meaning the system exchanges energy with the outside world). For example, in endothermic chemical reactions, the change in enthalpy is the amount of energy absorbed by the reaction; in exothermic reactions, it is the amount given off. See also thermodynamics.
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