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Homework Help: Which is not a thermodynamical potential

  1. Jan 22, 2006 #1
    Among the following which is not a thermodynamical potential:
    Entropy,Internal energy, Gibbs free energy,Enthalpy
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  3. Jan 22, 2006 #2


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    Nobody's gonna just give you the answer. What are your thoughts on it? Do you know what a thermodynamic potential is?
  4. Jan 23, 2006 #3
    Could you please explain the meaning of thermodynamic potential?
  5. Jan 23, 2006 #4
    ^^^Ummmm, Google? o:)
  6. Jan 24, 2006 #5


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    In simple terms

    the U representation

    [tex] U=U\left(S,\{X_{i}\}_{i=\bar{1,n}}\right) [/tex]

    then a thermodynamic potential is a Legendre transformation of the internal energy wrt one or more intensive parameters associated to S and the external extensive parameters...

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