Chemical thermodynamics developed

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Josiah Gibbs (1839-1903) begins a two-year long series of papers which discusses phase equilibria, the free energy as the driving force behind chemical reactions, and chemical thermodynamics in general

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Editors. "Chemical thermodynamics developed". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 May 2009
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