Conceptual aspects of chemical thermodynamics

Author(s): Juan Carlos Moreno*, Liliana Giraldo, Rigoberto Quintana, Jean Rieumont, José Manuel Nieto-Villar

Several features of the main concepts, and also some misinterpretations of chemical thermodynamics, are considered in the present paper. In particular, the following topics are discussed: 1. Relation between entropy and information; 2. Thermodynamic potentials.An evolutionary arrow of time of the natural systems 3.Gibbs free energy, G, and chemical reaction spontaneity.

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