Gibbs-free-energy meaning

(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.


Origin of gibbs-free-energy

  • After Josiah Willard Gibbs

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • For Josiah Willard Gibbs American physicist

    From Wiktionary