Use of Legendre transforms in chemical thermodynamics (IUPAC Technical Report)

  title={Use of Legendre transforms in chemical thermodynamics (IUPAC Technical Report)},
  author={Robert A. Alberty},
  journal={Pure and Applied Chemistry},
  pages={1349 - 1380}
  • R. Alberty
  • Published 1 August 2001
  • Physics
  • Pure and Applied Chemistry
Abstract The fundamental equation of thermodynamics for the internal energy U may include terms for various types of work and involves only differentials of extensive variables. The fundamental equation for U yields intensive variables as partial derivatives of the internal energy with respect to other extensive properties. In addition to the terms from the combined first and second laws for a system involving PV work, the fundamental equation for the internal energy may involve terms for… 

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