Geometric description of chemical reactions

  title={Geometric description of chemical reactions},
  author={Hernando Quevedo and Diego Tapias},
  journal={Journal of Mathematical Chemistry},
We use the formalism of Geometrothermodynamics to describe chemical reactions in the context of equilibrium thermodynamics. Any chemical reaction in a closed system is shown to be described by a geodesic in a 2-dimensional manifold that can be interpreted as the equilibrium space of the reaction. We first show this in the particular cases of a reaction with only two species corresponding to either two ideal gases or two van der Waals gases. We then consider the case of a reaction with an… 

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