Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Bertholet Principle of Maximum Work

  • Jan W. Gooch
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_1249

n Of all possible chemical processes which can proceed without the aid of external energy, that process which always takes place is accompanied by the greatest evolution of heat. This law holds good for low temperatures only and does not account for endothermic reactions. (Russell JB (1980) General chemistry. McGraw-Hill, New York)

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA