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Entropy of real gases: We know that: (∂S / ∂P)T = - (∂V / ∂T)P ……………………. (1) is one of the Maxwell relations which can also be written as: dS – (∂V / ∂T) P) dP …………………. (2) Integrating between pressure P1 and P2 at constant tempearute T , we ...

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Absolute entropies of solids: Entropy change for an infinitesimally small change of a state of a substance is given as: dS = dq / T If the changes take place at constant pressure, then, (∂S) P = (∂q) P / T Multiplying both the sides by ∂T, we will ...

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The Nernst Heat Theorem Let us consider the Gibbs-Helmholtz equation which includes chemical reaction i.e.: ∆G - ∆H = T (∂ (∆G)/∂T) P ………………………………….. (1) Where ∆G -------> change in free energy ∆H -------> ...

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Irreversible process: An Irreversible process is one in which heat is transferred through a finite temperature. Irreversible process is also known as spontaneous process because these processes take place at very fast rate. Examples of irreversible processes are as follows: 1) Relative motion with friction 2) Falling of the water from ...

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The third law of thermodynamics states that: “The entropy of all the perfect crystalline solids is zeros at absolute zero temperature”. The third law of thermodynamics is also referred to as Nernst law. It provides the basis for the calculation of absolute entropies of the substances. Mathematically, LimT ...

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