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Gibbs' func"tion




the thermodynamic function of a system that is equal to its enthalpy minus the product of its absolute temperture and entropy: a decrease in the function is equal to the maximum amount of work available exclusive of that due to pressure times volume change during a reversible, isothermal, isobaric process. Also called Gibbs' free' en'ergy, thermodynamic potential.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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