Gibbs free energyGibbs free energy
See free energy.
Origin of Gibbs free energyAfterJosiah Willard Gibbs
- (physics, chemistry, thermodynamics) The difference between the enthalpy of a system and the product of its entropy and absolute temperature: a measure of the useful work obtainable from a thermodynamic system at constant temperature and pressure.
- and where G is Gibbs free energy, H is enthalpy, T is temperature, and S is entropy.
For Josiah Willard Gibbs American physicist